TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Brian Brainard Wedgeworth (a/k/a “Dr. Brian Anderson,” a/k/a “Dr. Anthony Watkins,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Adams,” a/k/a “Dr. Edward Chen,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Chris,” a/k/a “Dr. Chris Williamson,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Christopher Williamson,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Edmonds,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Ammerson,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Lamar Wilson,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Wilson,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Mims,” a/k/a “Dr. Brian Lamar Sims”), 46, formerly of Tallahassee, Florida, and Center Point, Alabama, was arrested in Tennessee on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.  Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the indictment after Wedgeworth made his initial appearance in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee.

The indictment alleges that, between October 2016, and March 2021, Wedgeworth devised a scheme to defraud money and property by means of material false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises, and for the purpose of executing such scheme falsely represented that he was physician in online dating forums to meet women for the purpose of defrauding them. The indictment further alleges that Wedgeworth made promises to the women in order to induce them to send him money and buy him jewelry and watches. Wedgeworth is alleged to have fraudulently obtained more than $750,000 in funds and property as a result of his…

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