Author Archives: Cristina Valdivia Aguilar

About Cristina Valdivia Aguilar

My name is Cristina Valdivia Aguilar and I'm an Information Officer at the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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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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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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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Undercover Operation Nets Man Practicing Veterinary Medicine without a License

A Southern Californian man was charged with a criminal misdemeanor last month for allegedly posing as a veterinarian. After receiving a consumer complaint alleging negligence, the Veterinary Medical Board commissioned the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI) to … Continue reading

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Preliminary Hearing Set for Owner of a Saratoga Medical Clinic

A preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court for a Saratoga physician charged with two felonies for aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine at his clinic. An investigation led by the Health Quality … Continue reading

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Southern California Physician Convicted of Illegal Prescription of Controlled Substances Awaits Sentencing

A southern California physician recently convicted of illegally prescribing controlled substances appeared last month before a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge and will face sentencing in October. An investigation conducted by the Cerritos Field Office of the Department of … Continue reading

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Former Registered Nurse Sentenced to Jail, Probation

FRESNO – A former Registered Nurse has been sentenced in Fresno County Superior Court to 40 months in jail, and will be placed on probation upon his release following his no contest pleas to felony charges of obtaining controlled substances … Continue reading

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Registered Nurse Pleads Guilty to Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud

A Castro Valley Registered Nurse has pled guilty in Alameda County Superior Court to obtaining controlled substances by fraud. An investigation conducted by the Hayward Field Office of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation found that between November … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County Registered Nurse to Appear in Court

A Santa Clara County Registered Nurse will be in court Thursday for a hearing related to her 2014 arrest for forgery and obtaining controlled substances by fraud. Registered Nurse Margaret O’Connor will be in court for a felony advanced resolution … Continue reading

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Undercover Operation by DOI Safe Medicine Unit Uncovers Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

A San Gabriel physician and a Registered Nurse could face possible disciplinary action against their licenses for illegally administering Botox at a medical spa. An investigation conducted by the Division of Investigation’s Operation Safe Medicine Unit found that a Registered … Continue reading

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