November 30, 2022

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Female billed with posing as a dental hygienist for several years in the South Bay

Elizabeth Larijani, 50, was arrested in Arizona, accused of fraudulently impersonating a dental hygienist for at least 5 yrs in San Jose and Campbell.  (Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office)

Santa Clara County prosecutors on Tuesday introduced the arrest of a 50-yr-aged lady suspected of illegally posing as dental hygienist for a long time in the South Bay.

The district attorney’s office said Elizabeth “Mina” Larijani faced felony expenses, accused of both of those doing work at and trying to perform at a lot more than 10 dental places of work from 2015 to 2020. Investigators considered she fraudulently worked as a dental hygienist in places of work in San Jose and Campbell. 

Investigators found Larijani, who also went by the identify Elizabeth Garcia Costilla, in Glendale, Arizona. They reported she was performing as a dental hygienist there, but it’s unclear if she had secured her task in Arizona legally.      

Larijani was extradited to San Jose for her arraignment on Friday, when a judge set bail at $40,000. She was launched from custody on Monday soon after publishing bail. 

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To apply as a registered dental hygienist in California, a human being should full an authorised educational application, go each written and scientific examinations, and utilize for a license with the Dental Hygiene Board of California.

Investigators mentioned Larijani generally faked her qualifications by applying the stolen identity of an true accredited dental hygienist.

They claimed when companies questioned her qualifications, she would evade the predicament by transferring to another dental office environment. 

“The final thing another person desires to be worrying about is irrespective of whether the man or woman cleansing their teeth, or applying anesthetics, is certified to do that operate,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen mentioned. “We are grateful to the Dental Board investigators who brought these violations to our consideration, and to the regulation enforcement businesses in Arizona who assisted us in finding the defendant.”

Larijani’s following court day was scheduled for June 13.

There is no term on irrespective of whether any one was injured as a outcome of the allegations. The district attorney’s office questioned anybody with data about the case to speak to criminal investigator with the DA’s business office Krissi Durant at (408) 792-2567.