A former chiropractor in Albuquerque, N.M., was arrested this week and charged with selling more than 600 fake medical certification cards to truck drivers.
According to KOAT-TV, the man identified as Paul Bateman has been charged with 609 counts of forgery and three counts of fraud after he was busted in an undercover operation. Police say Bateman issued the cards to unqualified truck drivers after performing a general physical on them at both truck stops and his place of business.
The New Mexico State police found that the numbers on the cards were fraudulent and about 609 of them were connected to CDLs within the state. As many as 385 of the medical cards are still active.
Police also found that Bateman’s chiropractic license was expired and that some of the accreditation documents he submitted to the state DOT were forgeries.
All medical cards issued by Bateman will be declared invalid and drivers will need to retake their medical exams and get new cards.
Copyright © OOIDA