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Dermatologist, Farhaad Riyaz, peer-voted as one of the top doctors in the Washington DC area in 2019 committed one of the most bizarre frauds in recent times, according to The Washingtonian.  


  1. How did Dr. Riyaz perpetrate the crime?
  2. What was the scheme?
  3. What is and/or was his potential punishment?
  4. Who did Dr. Riyaz defraud?

Source: Beaujon, A. (2022). Virginia Doctor Pleads Guilty to Audacious Amazon Return Fraud. The Washingtonian, Jan. 18 (Retrievable online at