Officials seek victims in man's cancer-treatment scam

Jul 19, 2015 12:59 PM by News Staff

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Investigators are seeking people who may have been scammed by a Northern California man arrested last week for practicing medicine without a license at a fake cancer treatment office.

The Contra Costa Times reports that 69-year-old Vincent Gammill is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Aug. 31 in connection with his fake cancer-treatment clinic at a Richmond office.

The investigation by the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit and the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office began last month when a 49-year-old Thousand Oaks woman told deputies of the scam.

Investigators say Gammill gave the unidentified woman multiple plastic baggies containing different powders, empty capsules, vials of liquids, commercially produced medications with expired shelf-life dates and a baggie of dirt and charged her $2,000 for his treatment.

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