08/02/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Bound Brook, NJ – The Bound Brook woman who was accused of posing as a licensed dentist was indicted by a Somerset County grand jury Friday, July 30, 2010, as reported by The Star-Ledger. The case was previously reported in an article titled, “Woman posed as practicing dentist, worked on patients.”
Maria Medel was found guilty of running a dentistry practice without proper dental accreditation and unlawful possession of a prescription drug.
Medel ran a makeshift dental office in a multi-family home on LaMonte Avenue.
According to previoius reports, the state Division of Consumer Affairs Enforcement Bureau, the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit and the Bound Brook Detective Bureau worked the case.
On Tuesday, June 22, an undercover detective met with Medel for a consultation. The undercover detective reported seeing a dentist chair and instruments in the room. Investigators then executed a search warrant and recovered evidence of dental practice, according to Somerset County Prosecutor, A. Peter DeMarco Jr.
Currently, Medel is free on $5,000 bail.
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