Woman posed as psychologist for years: Cops

A woman who treated hundreds of children and adults while posing as a psychologist for several years was arrested in Virginia.

Sharonda L. Avery, 42, of Spotsylvania, was charged Thursday with obtaining money by false pretenses, passing a forged document, perjury and practicing psychology without a license

Several victims claimed that they or their children had been misdiagnosed by Avery, who did not have a degree from any college or university, according to police.

Avery began working at a medical practice in 2012. She was later fired and the practice closed.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 658-4400.