Romanian police have detained two individuals who allegedly posed as dentists even thought they weren’t qualified to practice.
In the four years that they practiced they allegedly hurt patients and caused damages of about 12,000 euros, police said.
The Criminal Investigation Service said police searched their unauthorized practice on Tuesday. They were detained late Tuesday.
The unnamed pair, a man and a woman, will be questioned on a raft of fraud charges police say.
The pair are suspected of fraud, illegally practicing a profession, causing bodily harm, falsifying official papers and using false instruments.
„From the evidence we have we have arrived at the reasonable presumption that a man and a woman who didn’t have the right to practice had a dentist’s practice in Bucharest from 2017 to 2021,” a police statement said.
They pretended to be dentists “and tricked patients and produced bodily harm and damages worth 60,000 lei,” the statement said.
The pair wrote unauthorized prescriptions for patients.
Police said they would question other people linked to the dentist’s surgery. Prosecutors from the 3rd district are heading the case.