COURT HOUSE - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announces the arrest of Ronnie P. Erricson, 49, of Cape May Court House for the unauthorized practice of psychology.
An investigation was initiated by members of the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Economic Crimes Unit following the receipt of a complaint from a victim who believed Erricson to be
unlicensed. As a result of this investigation, it was revealed that Erricson had treated multiple patients at his residence, both adults and juveniles, who were under the impression that he held a Doctorate in Psychology, as well as a license to practice. It was determined Erricson does not hold either title.
On March 30, 2017, Erricson was charged with unauthorized practice of psychology, third degree, endangering the welfare of a child, third degree, and falsification of records, fourth degree. Erricson was processed and released pending court proceedings.
According to Taylor, individuals charged with a crime of the third degree upon conviction are subject to a term of imprisonment of three to five years in New Jersey State Prison and individuals charged with a crime of the fourth degree upon conviction are subject to a term of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
Taylor urges anyone who has information concerning this case or any illegal activity within the community to report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff's Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, 609-465-2800, or the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office at 609-465-1135.
The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty. This report is based on information received from the Prosecutor's Office.