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Ex-doc who practiced without license confesses to neighborhood burglaries, police say

Photo Credit: Wyckoff PD

CLIFFVIEW PILOT HAS IT FIRST: A former Wyckoff doctor arrested twice within a month for car crashes while under the influence snuck into neighbors’ homes late at night and took bicycles, patio furniture and other goods that she either sold or stashed in her house, while selling patients 50/50 tickets for a raffle that was never held, Police Chief Benjamin Fox said tonight.

Lisa Cannon (MUGSHOT courtesy Wyckoff PD)

Lisa Marie Cannon, 46, was arrested at her Crescent Avenue home today by Detective Sgt. Joseph Soto and Detective Michael Musto, with assistance from investigators of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforcement Bureau, Fox said.

Cannon, who was placed on the inactive list on June 30, admitted that she took bicycles from garages, a laptop from a kitchen and a large terra cotta planter, landscape lights and decorative patio chairs from outside her neighbors’ homes in the middle of the night, the chief said.

Cannon sold several bikes to a local shop whose owner helped police with their investigation, Fox said.

Police also found the raffle tickets, along with paperwork “indicating that the raffle benefited an organization that is not known to exist,” he said.

Wyckoff detectives investigating the break-ins noticed that people frequently were coming and going from Cannon’s home, Fox said. When interviewed, they said they were being treated by her, he said.

Wyckoff police already knew Cannon: They arrested her for drunk driving in the middle of the afternoon on Aug. 24 after her car jumped a curb and nearly hit two pedestrians, records show. A month later, Cannon — who wasn’t supposed to be driving — crashed her car in the Wyckoff Shopping Center parking lot, also around 5 p.m. Test results showed that she was under the influence of an undisclosed drug, police records show.

Cannon, who graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and received her M.D. degree from New York Medical College, grew up in Wyckoff.

Her father is James A. Cannon, a Marine veteran who has been the Chief Financial Officer of BBDO Worldwide since 1984, overseeing the management of the corporation’s operations in 77 countries, records show. Her mother is a realtor.

Cannon practiced critical care medicine, pulmonology and internal medicine out of Waldwick, Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus before losing her license, records show.

She is being held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with burglary, theft, practicing medicine without a license and assorted other counts.




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