The head of a Victoria-area health clinic has been charged with fraud, forgery and swearing a false affidavit for allegedly faking his credentials.
The charges against 31-year-old Jason Walker involve his claims to a doctorate in forensic and behavioural sciences and a similar degree in medical epidemiology. Sgt. Julie Fast of the Saanich police department says police began investigating Walker last fall and are still trying to determine how many degrees he claims and which ones are legitimate.
Walker was the CEO of a Saanich, B.C., clinic called Health Point Consulting, which offers everything from laser treatments to weight management counselling and career and financial planning.
Fast says suspicions arose during an investigation of an alleged child abuse case in which Walker’s evidence helped lead to a court order prohibiting the child’s father from having access to the boy.
Walker is well known within the Victoria area police community as a volunteer, consultant and reserve constable, and was a volunteer board member with the Greater Victoria Police Victim Services until he was charged.
The Canadian Press