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Fake doctor jailed for giving breast exams in bars
November 18, 2010 permalink
A trans-gender woman impersonated a plastic surgeon so she could give women breast-exams.
Woman pretended to be a plastic surgeon to conduct bar-room breast exams (and the biggest surprise came after her arrest)
Police in Idaho have arrested a woman who impersonated a plastic surgeon so she could carry out breast exams to random strangers.
And the biggest surprise came when the arresting officers were booking the 37-year-old back at the station.
Kristina Ross, 37, was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly conducting exams on at least two women in bars and nightclubs.
Yesterday, a judge set her bond at $100,000.
Her cover was blown when prospective patients kept calling a Boise, Idaho, licensed cosmetic surgeon's office asking to see a Dr Berlyn Aussieahshowna.
But no doctor by that name existed and the police were alerted.
Ross was held after detectives interviewed one of the women, who had been trying to contact the fake doctor after her initial 'evaluation' for breast enhancements.
The victims said they believed Ross because she used medical vocabulary.
She said Ross even gave them a phone number to an actual plastic surgeon's office in order for them to make follow-up appointments.
But when Ross was being processed at the station, officers discovered their female lawbreaker used to be a man.
Ross served a prison sentence back in 2004, stemming from an aggravated battery charge in Twin Falls county.
The documents from that prison stay lists Ross in the gender category of 'M-T-F' or 'male to female'.
Little wonder then, that she knew so much technical jargon for breast augmentation.
She was charged with practising medicine without a licence, which is a felony as Ross is not a medical doctor.
Detectives said they fear more women may have been subjected to Ross's bar-room breast examinations but have not come forward.
Source: Daily Mail