A woman from Virginia who disguised as a psychologist and supposedly “treated”over a hundred patients was sentenced
to 11 years imprisonment on Friday.
According to the Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star, 44-year-old Sharonda Avery practiced for three years at the former Pediatric Partners for Attention and Learning in Stafford, where she worked under a licensed doctor.
For years, Avery pretended to be a medical expert, handing out fake diagnoses and writing out fake prescriptions to her oblivious patients.
“Your lies and misinterpretations were truly astounding,” Judge Charles Sharp said during the sentencing hearing on Friday. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a case in which non-violent acts caused so much damage.”
Attorney for Avery mentioned that she was dealing with mental issues and hasn’t been consistent with her medication, but prosecutor Greg Holt referred to her as a “con artist”