SAN JOSE, Calif. – Santa Clara County prosecutors on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 50-12 months-old female suspected of illegally posing as dental hygienist for years in the South Bay.
The district attorney’s office stated Elizabeth “Mina” Larijani faced felony expenses, accused of the two working at and trying to work at a lot more than 10 dental offices from 2015 to 2020. Investigators thought she fraudulently worked as a dental hygienist in places of work in San Jose and Campbell.
Investigators situated Larijani, who also went by the title Elizabeth Garcia Costilla, in Glendale, Arizona. They explained she was operating as a dental hygienist there, but it’s unclear if she had secured her occupation in Arizona lawfully.
Larijani was extradited to San Jose for her arraignment on Friday, when a choose established bail at $40,000. She was produced from custody on Monday right after posting bail.
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To exercise as a registered dental hygienist in California, a human being should total an authorized educational application, pass equally penned and medical exams, and implement for a license with the Dental Cleanliness Board of California.
Investigators explained Larijani frequently faked her qualifications by utilizing the stolen identification of an real accredited dental hygienist.
They reported when companies questioned her skills, she would evade the situation by going to a further dental office environment.
“The very last thing an individual wants to be stressing about is no matter if the man or woman cleaning their teeth, or applying anesthetics, is accredited to do that work,” District Lawyer Jeff Rosen explained. “We are grateful to the Dental Board investigators who introduced these violations to our interest, and to the law enforcement businesses in Arizona who assisted us in finding the defendant.”
Larijani’s next courtroom day was scheduled for June 13.
There is no word on whether or not anybody was wounded as a outcome of the allegations. The district attorney’s workplace requested anybody with info about the scenario to make contact with felony investigator with the DA’s office Krissi Durant at (408) 792-2567.