A Virginia man is accused of selling cancer patients a fake "miracle cure" for thousands of dollars and discouraging them from seeking other treatment, according to police in Manassas.
Peter Adeniji, 67, posed as a medical professional and operated a fraudulent business on Forest Pine Circle, investigators said. They said he charged cancer patients $1,200 for one dose of an herbal mixture Adeniji promised would cure them from cancer.
Adeniji was arrested at his home in Manassas on Monday. He was previously charged and convicted for selling fake treatments in other parts of Virginia, according to The Washington Post. Two cancer patients who obtained treatments from Adeniji later died, the Post reported.
Police believe there are more victims in the community, across the country and internationally.
"In this particular case, knowing that Adeniji was discouraging other treatment options was sort of a red flag that we hope others are aware of and if something seems too good to be true, it probably is," said police spokeswoman Adrienne Helms.
Information on an attorney for Adeniji was not immediately available. He was being held Tuesday without bail, according to The Washington Post.
Anyone with information about this case should contact the Manassas City police.