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Nashville man on run from the law pretended to be a doctor, treated patients

Posted: 12:43 PM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-16 20:58:55Z
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Documents filed by prosecutors in federal court reveal details about how a Nashville fugitive spent nearly two years on the run from the law.

George David George, 63, used fake ID's and traveled to several states after he disappeared days before his scheduled trial in 2017.

While living in Florida, George claimed to be a Harvard educated doctor and treated patients.

George was finally captured in near St. Augustine Florida in January, and he is expected to plead guilty to several charges in federal court on Monday.

He was initially charged with stealing millions of dollars from investors through a bogus Brentwood company.

Prosecutors claim in court documents that George cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet and fled before his scheduled trial in 2017.

In court papers filed earlier this month, prosecutors state that George used "multiple identities in multiple different states."

He first went to Houston according to prosecutors. Then months later moved to Huntsville, Alabama "under the alias Stephen Oliver."

Prosecutors state that he worked at a Mercedes dealership in Huntsville where he fraudulently bought a Mercedes.

They state George then moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he claimed to be a "widower and a Harvard-educated medical doctor."

Prosecutors claim he met with patients and even provided them with "psychiatric treatment."

He went as far as seeking employees and investments for "Beach Family Therapy."

Prosecutors state when he was arrested in St. Augustine, Florida back in January he was carrying a diary with entries that included:

"Hit the road at 8am at approximately 2pm bracelet is cut."and "we were going to lose at trial."

George is expected to plead guilty in federal court on Monday.

Prosecutors are preparing for sentencing which could immediately follow his guilty plea.

We may learn even more details about George's bizarre two years on the run.