New fraud, assault charges laid against man accused in fake MD case

RCMP have laid an additional 12 charges against a man accused of impersonating a doctor.

Leslie Colmer, 66, now facing 25 charges of fraud, two of assault

A Manitoba man is now facing 25 charges of fraud and two charges of assault. RCMP allege the man impersonated a doctor in Steinbach and other surrounding areas.

RCMP have laid an additional 12 charges against a man accused of impersonating a doctor.

RCMP have accused Leslie Colmer of treating patients in Steinbach, Winnipeg, Selkirk and surrounding rural areas without a medical license.

On June 3, the 66-year-old man was charged with 14 counts of fraud and one of assault.

At the time of his arrest, RCMP believed there were more victims in southern Manitoba and urged people to come forward.

Now, an additional 11 charges of fraud have been laid against Colmer, as well as another charge of assault.

The charges are not the first time Colmer has been in hot water.

In 2002, his chiropractic license was stripped after two women alleged Colmer had sex with them in his office and allegedly did not repay substantial loans.

The association suspended him indefinitely, and both patients settled out of court.

The charges against Colmer have not been proven in court.