Fake psychologist, 59, has been charged with treating 12 patients, including children over six years old in two offices in Brooklyn
- Glenn Payne is accused of forging a neuropsychology Brooklyn practice for six years
- His co-defendant Vernette Tobierre is said to act as office manager
- A 55-count indictment deals with children, adolescents and adults treated with Payne
- Brooklyn D.A. Payne told patients that he did not accept insurance and that payments had to be made in cash or electronically
- He was ordered to hold a bail of $ 100,000 or a bail of $ 500,000
- Payne and Tobierre appear separately in court in October
A man made his way through being a neuropsychologist and treated at least a dozen patients from two Brooklyn offices over a period of several years, a complaint revealed Thursday.
Glenn Payne. 59. from Los Angeles, was identified by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez did practice without a permit in the state of New York or anywhere else.
In the indictment of 55 counts, Gonzalez claims that between June 2012 and May 2018, Payne practiced illegal neuropsychology in children, adolescents, and adults.
He operated under the auspices of The Brooklyn Heights Office of Advanced Neurotherapy from various locations, and the offices of the non-profit Kings Against Violence Initiative at Kings County Medical Center.
One of the locations in Brooklyn where Glenn Payne is said to be practiced as a psychologist without a permit. He was charged on Thursday with a 55-count indictment
The LinkedIn page of Glenn Payne shows his title and job description that the Brooklyn D.A. says was counterfeit
Kings County Medical Center in Brooklyn, where Glenn Payne claimed to have worked as a psychologist without a permit
The Maple Medical Office Building in Brooklyn, one of the locations where, according to prosecutors, Glenn Payne had multiple patients but was not licensed to practice psychology
Payne wrongly claimed a Masters of Public Health and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and relationships with Kings County Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Hospital.
& # 39; It is incredible that someone would endanger patients, including children, by pretending to be qualified to diagnose and treat them, & # 39; said Gonzalez in a statement.
Patients are allegedly referred to Payne by pediatricians or friends in the medical field for help with children with problems, according to the indictment, and appointments were planned by Vernette Tobierre, who was introduced as Payne & # 39; s wife or assistant.
She informed patients or their parents that he did not accept medical insurance and that all payments had to be made in cash, with Chase QuickPay or by electronic transfer. Patients paid between $ 60 and $ 250 per session.
Tobierre is mentioned as a co-suspect and is confronted with various charges, including a first-line arrangement to cheat and endanger the well-being of a child.
& # 39; The alleged behavior in this case is really outrageous and potentially endangered vulnerable people, & # 39; said Gonzalez. & # 39; I urge anyone who believes they have been cheated by these defendants to contact my action center at 718-250-2340. & # 39;
The complaint alleges that Tobierre was the general office manager and receptionist for the practice, collecting cash and electronic payments on behalf of Dr. & # 39; Glenn Payne & # 39 ;, as well as scheduling patient appointments, faxing and emailing correspondence, answering the phone and communicating with patients.
Payne was ordered to hold a $ 100,000 bond or $ 50,000 cash bail and return to court on October 30. Tobierre, who is 46, was recalled in January and her next court date is October 25.
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