Woman arrested for running fake dentist office at home
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida woman accused of practicing bad medicine is now facing the law after authorities raided her home, Tuesday morning.
According to police, Luz Angela Rios-Ossa invited patients into her home while posing as a dentist. She faces charges of operating a dental office illegally without a license.
Wednesday morning, Rios-Ossa bonded out of the Broward County Jail.
Police raided the property along Southwest 49th Street in Davie. Neighbors said it was a full-scale operation. "A SWAT team, SWAT crime scene, an armored truck, a lot of guys with masks and helmets on," said a neighbor.
After entering the home, officials found many items related with what could be found inside a dental office.
Rios-Ossa's arrest comes less than a year after her ex-husband was charged with a similar crime.
Last September her ex-husband, John Collazos, was arrested for running a phony dental office in Davie near Sate Road 7.
Collazos was arrested when a woman came forward claiming she had been inappropriately touched while in his chair.
Neighbors were shocked to hear this was happening again. "It's life-threatening, actually. Yeah, you can catch an infection and die. If you're not legally a dentist, that's serious," said neighbor Yami Rivera.
When Rios-Ossa was arrested, her assistant Adriana Cecilia Rios was also taken into custody. However, it still remains unknown if she will or will not face charges.
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