Police: Man posed as doctor for 30 years

CHIBA, Japan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Japan's Chiba prefecture said they have arrested a man who allegedly posed as a medical doctor for about 30 years.

Yukio Hasegawa, 65, was arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license under the assumed name of a real doctor, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported Monday.


Police said Hasegawa is believed to have treated at least 3,000 people in the past five years and none of the patients reported lingering health problems related to their treatment.

Hasegawa allegedly told police he learned about medical treatment in 1978 by reading patients' charts while he was working as an X-ray vehicle driver in Tokyo.

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