Monthly Archives: January 2017

Unlicensed Man Convicted of Acting as an Acupuncturist

On January 5, 2017, Stephen Rainbolt, owner of the Alphabiotic Center of San Diego, pleaded guilty and was convicted of one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of the title “acupuncturist” and sentenced to three years of probation.  Rainbolt had been … Continue reading

Posted in Acupuncture Board, Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation, Investigation, Investigation and Enforcement Unit, San Diego Field Office

Chiropractor Arrested for Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

Northern California woman used the designation of “D. PSc.” in her advertisements A Northern California chiropractor was arrested January 16, 2017, and charged with practicing medicine without a license. Diem Thi Nguyen, of El Dorado Hills, is licensed by the … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation, Health Quality Investigation Unit, Investigation, Investigation and Enforcement Unit, Medical Board of California, Sacramento Field Office | Tagged , , , ,

Unlicensed Southern California Man Charged with Sexual Battery

Glendale man is accused of illegally performing medical procedures and assaulting a woman  Antonio Nozar, of Glendale, will be in court on January 25, 2017, to face two misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of practicing medicine … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation, Health Quality Investigation Unit, Operation Safe Medicine, Operation Safe Medicine Unit | Tagged , ,

Unlicensed Nurse Faces Charges in Placer and Sacramento Counties

A Placer County woman faces criminal charges in both Placer and Sacramento counties after she allegedly posed as a Registered Nurse and used someone else’s professional license to gain employment at five area health care facilities. Lara Noelle Bennett, of … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Registered Nursing, Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation, Placer County District Attorney's Office, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Sacramento Field Office

Los Angeles Day Spa Closed Due to Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

The owner/managers of Zena Day Spa and three of their employees are facing felony charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court as the result of an investigation conducted by “Operation Safe Medicine,” a task force within the Department of Consumer … Continue reading

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