SAN JOSE, Calif. – Santa Clara County prosecutors on Tuesday introduced the arrest of a 50-calendar year-previous lady suspected of illegally posing as dental hygienist for a long time in the South Bay.
The district attorney’s place of work claimed Elizabeth “Mina” Larijani confronted felony fees, accused of both equally doing the job at and attempting to perform at additional than 10 dental workplaces from 2015 to 2020. Investigators thought she fraudulently labored as a dental hygienist in offices in San Jose and Campbell.
Investigators found Larijani, who also went by the name Elizabeth Garcia Costilla, in Glendale, Arizona. They reported she was doing work as a dental hygienist there, but it’s unclear if she had secured her job in Arizona legally.
Larijani was extradited to San Jose for her arraignment on Friday, when a choose set bail at $40,000. She was launched from custody on Monday immediately after publishing bail.
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To follow as a registered dental hygienist in California, a individual will have to total an accredited instructional system, go the two prepared and clinical examinations, and implement for a license with the Dental Cleanliness Board of California.
Investigators explained Larijani often faked her qualifications by using the stolen id of an actual certified dental hygienist.
They stated when employers questioned her qualifications, she would evade the scenario by shifting to an additional dental office environment.
“The previous point someone desires to be worrying about is whether the person cleaning their enamel, or working with anesthetics, is certified to do that get the job done,” District Legal professional Jeff Rosen stated. “We are grateful to the Dental Board investigators who brought these violations to our notice, and to the regulation enforcement businesses in Arizona who assisted us in locating the defendant.”
Larijani’s upcoming court docket date was scheduled for June 13.
There’s no term on no matter whether everyone was injured as a result of the allegations. The district attorney’s place of work questioned any person with information about the situation to speak to prison investigator with the DA’s place of work Krissi Durant at (408) 792-2567.