Alleged doctor impersonator wanted again

Daniel Ray Stewart

December 1, 2010 1:24:39 PM PST
A man who was charged with impersonating a doctor in October is now wanted for probation violation after possibly skipping town.

Keith Acree, a spokesman for the North Carolina Department of Correction, told ABC11 Eyewitness News that a probation violation report details how Daniel Ray Stewart, 25, tried to leave Fayetteville on Thanksgiving day.

According to the report, Stewart called Light Force Taxi Service in Fayetteville and told the driver he was a doctor. He allegedly told the driver his name was Jeff Smith.

Stewart told the driver he needed to transport a patient named Daniel Stewart to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The report says Stewart asked the driver pick him up in the 200 block of Branson Street, but the taxi company turned him down after realizing the call seemed out of the ordinary.

Acree said probation officials realized Stewart had violated his probation when his ankle bracelet was tampered with. They believe he removed the ankle bracelet and left the area.

Arrest warrants were issued in Cumberland County November 26th.

Acree says Stewart could be in Tennessee, but he could also be anywhere by now.

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