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Carter Partially Cleared
January 13, 2011 permalink
Fake shrink Gregory Carter is in slightly less trouble now. The prosecutor has dropped perjury charges against him.
Crown drops perjury charges against Whitby man
WHITBY -- The office sign of Gregory Carter in the Dundas-Centre Medical building at 220 Dundas Street West. Mr. Carter has been charged by the Durham Regional Police. January 26, 2010.
Greg Carter still faces fraud prosecution
OSHAWA -- Perjury and obstruction of justice charges against a Whitby psychologist accused of falsifying his credentials in family court have been dropped by the Crown.
Tuesday morning prosecutor Michael Gillen asked that 28 charges against Gregory Carter be withdrawn. A new indictment, with six counts of fraud under $5,000, has been filed with the court.
Outside court, Mr. Gillen wouldn't comment on the reason for the withdrawal of the original charges.
The development is significant for Mr. Carter, 64, who has been the subject of criminal and professional investigations since complaints came to light in January of 2010. Durham police charged him with perjury, fraud and obstruction of justice, alleging he had exaggerated his credentials while testifying in child custody cases.
An investigation revealed that Mr. Carter is registered with the Ontario College of Psychologists as a psychological associate, and that his doctorate had not been recognized by the college, police said.
In June 2010, Mr. Carter was suspended from practising for three months after pleading guilty to exceeding limitations on his practice. During a hearing before a College of Psychologists disciplinary panel, Mr. Carter admitted that in the course of his work as a witness in family court, he had made diagnoses he was not qualified to make, and claimed he had a doctorate in psychology although his credentials were never accepted by the college.
One of the complainants who pushed for charges said it can't be proven that Mr. Carter inflated his credentials in court. Several complainants were informed of the decision to drop the perjury charges in December, he said.
The College of Psychologists disciplinary panel found last June that Mr. Carter had properly identified himself as a psychological associate while testifying in a court case that led to a complaint against him.
A lawyer for Mr. Carter said then he had never acted illegally in calling himself a doctor.
The fraud charges are to be spoken to in court in Oshawa Jan. 27.
Source: Metroland Durham Region