Monthly Archives: September 2015

Day Spa Owner Charged with Aiding in the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

The owner of a day spa has been charged with a felony after a customer was burned during treatment. Kim Anna Arvdalen, owner of The Chocolate Day Spa, has been charged with one felony count of conspiring and aiding and … Continue reading

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Former Acupuncturist Charged with Insurance Fraud

A Half Moon Bay man will be in San Mateo County Superior court September 23, 2015 for arraignment on charges of practicing acupuncture without a license and preparing false insurance claims. An investigation conducted by the Investigation and Enforcement Unit-Hayward … Continue reading

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RN Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Controlled Substances

Registered Nurse Tamara Maxine Smith, of Mammoth Lakes, pleaded guilty this week to one misdemeanor count of illegally possessing controlled substances. As part of Smith’s plea agreement with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, four felony charges including embezzlement and … Continue reading

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Physician Assistant Charged with Writing Illegal Prescriptions

El Dorado Hills Woman Charged with 30 Felony Counts An arraignment is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015 in El Dorado County Superior Court for an El Dorado Hills physician assistant charged with 30 felony counts of unlawfully writing prescriptions … Continue reading

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Man Arrested for Practicing Medicine Without a License

San Juan Bautista resident was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon San Benito County – A San Juan Bautista man was arrested last week for the unlicensed practice of medicine. The Investigation and Enforcement Unit – Central Valley … Continue reading

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Search Continues for Victims of Alleged Fake Doctor

Richmond man arrested for practicing medicine without a license after claiming to be an oncologist. A Northern California man will appear in Ventura County Court on October 26, 2015, to face felony charges of the unlawful practice of medicine and … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa Nurse Practitioner Pleads No Contest After Being Charged with Illegally Issuing Prescriptions

A Santa Rosa nurse practitioner pleaded no contest last week after being charged with illegally issuing prescriptions to her family members. An investigation led by the Investigation and Enforcement Unit in the Hayward Field Office of the California Department of … Continue reading

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