03/20/2014 12:51 EDT | Updated 05/20/2014 05:59 EDT

Fake Windsor neurosurgeon offered patient pot prescription, police claim

A Windsor, Ont., man has been charged after allegedly posing as a doctor and a pediatric neurosurgeon and offering a prescription for pot.

Windsor police say the 32-year-old man has been charged with five counts of assault and one charge of fraud under $5,000.

The assault charges are in relation to medical examinations carried out on five people between the ages of four and 40.

The fraud charge was laid because the man allegedly told a victim with chronic pain that as a doctor he could get him a medical marijuana licence for a fee.

All the charges come a month after the man was charged with posing as a doctor, allegedly trying to get a desperate family to pay $50,000 for a surgery that would cure their daughter's disorder.

Windsor police spokesperson Sgt. Matt D’Asti said in that case, a family was told $50,000 “was a bargain.”

D’Asti said police worked with authorities and medical agencies on both sides of the border during the initial investigation and found nothing to indicate the accused is a doctor.