Angela Buchanan: Posing As Gynecologist, She Tricks Woman into Months of Sex and a Civil Union
Throughout June and July, Buchanan said that she was embroiled in a custody battle over her twins, and that it would really help her cause if they could travel to a same-sex marriage state and tie the knot. In August, they whisked off to Massachusetts and did just that.
Around that time, the woman's daughter started voicing suspicions that Buchanan and "Doc" were one and the same, and she eventually won her mom around. She contacted Buchanan's ex, who told her that there had been no breast cancer in 2008, nor was there a custody battle. The woman then called the real Doc, and that was when police got involved. (Buchanan's "Doc" identity was allegedly based on a real Lufkin ob-gyn.)
Buchanan has reportedly confessed, saying she had to resort to such elaborate tactics because it was the only way the relationship could have occurred.
She's been charged with online impersonation, a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in county jail. Buchanan is currently free on $1,500 bond.