This Illegal Alien Could Cost You Your Teeth

  • 07/29/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
An illegal immigrant has been arrested in Virginia Beach—for posing as a fake dentist.

Carlos Vargas, 54, had posed as a dentist between 2012 and 2013, doing procedures out of his home.

Police had attempted to arrested Vargas two years ago—but accidentally arrested and charged the wrong Carlos Vargas. By the time they realized their mistake, the phony dentist had vanished.

Vargas spent more than two years on the run, settling in Maryland. He briefly returned to his native Nicaragua, and was arrested while trying to re-enter the United States.

According to authorities, Vargas had at least 5 dental patients, but did not have a license to practice dentistry. Offering any sort of medical service without the proper training and education could be life-threatening, though it’s not suspected that Vargas’s under-the-table dental practice cost anyone their life.

Vargas is currently being held in a jail in Virginia Beach, without bond.
 Source: AAN
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