But David Vyner only has one true profession: con artist, according to the Broward sheriff's detective who spent months piecing together the Armenian immigrant's life in South Florida.
"One day he becomes a lawyer. One day he becomes a doctor. One day he becomes a rabbi," said Detective John Calabro. "He has delusions of grandeur."
Vyner, 36, is back in the Broward County Jail after authorities alleged he committed grand theft in his latest incarnation. He's accused of taking $1,050 from someone who believed Vyner was connected with the Russian Embassy and could push through the renewal of a Russian passport, according to court records.
The Hollywood resident is being held without bond, and immigration authorities have placed a detainer on him with the possibility of deportation looming. Vyner has been in such a situation before, though, and walked out of lockup.
When he was arrested April 30 in the latest case, he already was on probation from Broward Circuit Court, awaiting federal trial in Washington, D.C., in an identity theft case and had a pending immigration case as well.
There also is an active arrest warrant out for him from Newfoundland, Canada, where he is facing 20 criminal tax charges.
"It makes my blood boil just to hear his name," said Myles Malman, an attorney who represents a couple, Sergey and Tatiana Ponyatovsky, who told authorities they lost more than $250,000 to Vyner. "He's like a man of 1,000 faces and 1,000 names. He constantly changes his identity to fit the moment."
Vyner convinced the Ponyatovskys that he was an attorney who could help them with immigration issues, Malman said. The couple, like all of Vyner's alleged victims, were from South Florida's burgeoning Russian community, court records show.
"He's an ethnic predator," Malman said. "He plays on the Russian community, advertising in Russian in Russian publications. Of the people he preys upon, some don't speak or read English well and others are distrustful of non-Russian speakers."
In response to the Sun Sentinel's questions, Memorial Regional Hospital issued a statement.