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.