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Thursday March 20th, 2014

Posted at 12:16pm

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Windsor Police have brought five additional charges of assault and one additional charge of fraud against an allegedly fake doctor after police say individuals came forward with more information.

Police arrested 32-year-old Darko Jovanovich in early March after they received a fraud complaint from a local furniture business. On February 19th, the business told police that they had delivered around $15,000 worth of furniture to an east end residence but later learned that the payment was allegedly fraudulent.

During the course of the investigation, police say they learned that the same accused person had been allegedly representing himself to people in the city as a licensed medical doctor with affiliations and practicing privileges with hospitals in The United States.

According to Windsor Police, Jovanovich allegedly attempted to fraudulently obtain money in excess of $50,000 from a local family by offering a surgical procedure that could cure a disorder that their young child had since birth.

Jovanovich was charged at the time of his original arrest with fraud over $5000, two counts of theft under $5000, two counts of fraud under $5000, attempted fraud over $5000, assault, uttering a fraudulent document and forging a trademark.

Police said Thursday they had received several additional complaints about Jovanovich that required follow up investigation.

On Monday, Jovanovich was arrested again and investigators charged him with five additional charges of assault and one additional charge of fraud under $5000.

Police say the assault charges are in relation to alleged medical examinations of 5 victims between the ages of 4 and 40. Police say Jovanovich allegedly represented himself as a doctor and a paediatric neurosurgeon in these occurrences.

Jovanovich’s fraud charge is allegedly in relation to telling a victim with chronic pain that as a doctor he could get the victim a medical marihuana license for a fee.

Police say Jovanovich remains in custody and has a court appearance in April.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

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