Man posing as surgeon pleads guilty to bad checks

Man posing as surgeon pleads guilty to bad checks

Man posing as surgeon pleads guilty to bad checks

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 19, 2013 at 2:47 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A man serving time for posing as a surgeon in a Portland scam has pleaded guilty in Corvallis, where he was accused of writing bad checks for $32,000 worth of Christmas decorations.

The Gazette-Times reports 23-year-old Lucas Orlin Ebert was convicted in Multnomah County of taking several thousand dollars from a woman who wanted gastric bypass surgery but showed up at Oregon Health & Science University to find that there was no "Dr. Ebert."

He was sentenced in December 2011 to three years.

Authorities say that a year earlier he wrote checks for $14,000 to a nursery as down payment on holiday decorations for his Albany condominium.

In a plea deal, he agreed to restitution and pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted aggravated theft. Sentencing is July 23.

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