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Fayetteville man accused of posing as doctor faces more charges

Posted January 21, 2016

— A man who was arrested two years ago when Cumberland County authorities shut down what they said was a fraudulent medical clinic now faces dozens more charges.

Wright Douglas Gillies, 65, was arrested Wednesday on 37 counts each of identity theft and practicing medicine without a license and 19 counts of using a false prescription registration number.

Gillies was initially charged in March 2014 with identity theft, practicing medicine without a license, unauthorized use of a Drug Enforcement Agency registration number and distribution of controlled substances after investigators closed RF Medical Clinic, at 705 Cumberland St.

Authorities said Gillies would conduct medical examinations and procedures on unsuspecting patients and write them prescriptions for medication, even though he was never licensed in North Carolina to practice medicine. Gillies surrendered his physician assistant license in New York in 2009 after not disclosing on a license renewal form that he had pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

He used the medical license, DEA number and signature of a Dr. Graham Meyer to run the clinic, authorities said. Meyer was a former business partner of Gillies, but he was in a rehab facility when the alleged illegal activity was going on and faces no charges in the case.


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  • Betsey Duggins Jan 21, 2016
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    Off to jail you go! Obviously a danger to the public and even former colleagues. Narcissist to the bone!

  • Sallie Mae Jan 21, 2016
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    Sure hope jail time is in his future....
    Might be a bit more careful next time...

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 21, 2016
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    He was arrested 2 years ago and still managed to continue performing exams and writing prescriptions? Was no one responsible for checking up on him? ? And with the child endangerment charges also? ? This is ridiculous! Why did it take so long to figure out he was up to his old shenanigans?