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Fake Vic doctor admits frauds, assaults

By AAP Newswire

A man who falsely passed himself off as a gynecologist and IVF specialist in Melbourne for 10 years has admitted dozens of charges against 30 victims, including fraud and indecent assault.

Raffaele Di Paolo, 61, is not a doctor but he fraudulently gave fertility treatment to dozens of patients at two clinics in Brighton and Melbourne from 2005 to 2015, fleecing them of nearly $400,000.

Di Paolo pleaded guilty in the County Court on Thursday to several deception, indecent assault and assault charges, as well as unlawfully using the terms "gynecologist", "obstetrician" and "MD".