Phony plastic surgeon sentenced in Idaho
May 12, 2011
An Idaho woman who allegedly posed as a plastic surgeon has been sentenced to 360 days in jail. Police say she was faking the position of plastic surgeon in order to grope women, and it is believed that she fondled at least two individuals under the guise of performing breast exams, according to The Associated Press.
Kristina B. Ross was charged with two felony counts of practicing medicine without a license. However, after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor battery charges in March, her charges were altered.
The Idaho Statesman reported in November that Ross posed as a doctor named Berlyn Aussieahshowna, and approached women in bars and nightclubs, suggesting that she give them exams. She was discovered after employees at a plastic surgery facility informed police that they had received calls from individuals about the doctor, claiming they had made appointments with her.
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