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Man Accused of Pretending to be an Attorney

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Lynn Harris says she and her fiancee Marcia Abernathy had no doubt whatsoever that they were hiring an attorney when they hired Greg Pillow.

Abernathy needed a lawyer to handle a medical malpractice suit and the couple felt Pillow was just the person.

"He was pretty good. I guess that's how most con men are," said Harris.

Harris says she initially met Pillow at the bank where she was working and didn't begin to suspect anything suspicious about him until Pillow called saying the case was settled.

"He said there was something wrong with it as far as the check so he was gonna overnight it back to the other law firm.  That overnight turned to weeks on end," said Harris.

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Eventually Harris did what she now wishes she had done earlier.

She looked in to Pillow's past and found a lengthy criminal history including a 2008 conviction of pretending to be an EMT at a cheerleading competition.

Around the same time the Nashville Fire Department received several complaints that Pillow was posing as a firefighter to conduct safety programs for day care centers.

Pillow's attorney credentials appear to be equally suspect.

The State Board of Professional Responsibility has no record of Pillow having a law license and the office address Harris says he gave her is a park with picnic tables.

Harris says she believes the whole thing was nothing but a scam.

She says Pillow didn't take a penny from her but he did cause plenty of frustration.

"I want people to know that Mr. Pillow is not what he says that he is.  Not only has he done things to my family, I'm sure he has hurt other people's families," said Harris.

Fox 17 News tried to reach Pillow for comment on this story but our phone calls were not returned.

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