Conyers man accused
of impersonating doctor

ATLANTA - A Conyers man remains in jail on charges that he impersonated a doctor at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Atlanta Police spokesman James Polite said 27-year-old Eric Perteet was arrested based on a tip from hospital employees.

Perteet's wife told investigators her husband said he was a doctor. She said she dropped him off at the hospital for two months.

Hospital officials issued a statement saying an internal investigation showed no evidence that Perteet ever had contact with patients.

Hospital spokeswoman Diana Lewis said emergency room nurses noticed Perteet wearing hospital scrubs and a real doctor's identification badge. Lewis said the badge had been deactivated.

He faces multiple charges, including one felony count of stealing a financial transaction card and identity fraud. He remains in the Fulton County Jail on $12,000 bond.