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        2/17/2014, Adar 17, 5774

      Woman Arrested after Posing as Doctor


      A woman in her forties from central Israel and her husband, in his fifties, are scheduled to undergo a hearing for extension of their remand, Monday in the Akko Magistrates Court, following their arrest on Sunday by investigators from the Northern District fraud division of the Israel police on suspicion of fraud, assault causing grievous bodily harm and impersonating a doctor. Police seized thousands of shekels worth of cash and checks and syringes with substances ready to be injected.

      The arrests are the result of an undercover investigation over many months, which followed a complaint by one of the dozens of women from around the country who was allegedly given aesthetic treatments by the alleged impersonator. The treatments included the injection of substances, such as Botox, in beauty clinics and private homes and cause serious burns and other health problems to some of those who were treated. Normally such treatments are only permitted to specialists such as skin doctors and plastic surgeons. Police noted that the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.