Update On Eric Perteet, The Man Arrested For Impersonating An Emergency Room Doctor

Tammi McCreary was twice divorced and not looking for love. This changed when she met the handsome Eric Perteet. Initally meeting at anightclub, the two became really close…really fast. Eric confided in Tammi that he was divorced with two sons that was tragically killed in a car crash. He also said that he was a former emergency room doctor that, as a result of the loss of his family, could no longer practice medicine.

After a month of dating, Eric asked Tammi to marry him. Tammi said yes and 4 months after their initial meeting, they were married. Soon after, Eric told Tammi that he was offered a job as an emergency room doctor in Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital. The only problem was, Eric was not a doctor and had never went to medical school. Tammi explained that she would drop Eric off at the hospital and that everything seemed legit. This went on for two months. In May 2008 Eric Perteet was arrested for impersonating a doctor. According to an Atlanta police report, he allegedly had been hanging around the hospital in waiting rooms, doctors’ lounges and the library for at least six weeks, and had allegedly stolen hospital property including a cellphone, a doctor’s on-call pager, an electronic door swipe card and vial of drugs to make him look more like a doctor. Tammi also found out that Eric’s sons did not die in a car accident. He had two sons with two different women and both are alive and well. In December 2009, Eric pled guilty to identy fraud and theft. He was sentenced to 42 months in prison.

Fast foward to today. Eric is now living in his home state of Illinois, and since 2012 has been making a living as a cell phone repairman. Watch the full story below, from Tammi’s point of view.

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2018 Update: It looks like Mr. Perteet is getting married…AGAIN! Thanks to our loyal friend Monica, we found out that Perteet is set to marry Candace Thomas in Mexico on August 18, 2018. Mr. Perteet, I hope you have learned from your mistakes and are totally transparent with Candace.


Sources: ABC News, LinkedIn

2019 Update: Eric and Candace are happily married and have a child together. Candace is a hairdresser.