Showing posts with label Dr. Sylvia Hernandez. Show all posts
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Friday, February 08, 2013

North Aurora Dental Associates fake dentist arrested


Aurora Illinois - An Aurora woman faces charges of illegally practicing dentistry at a North Aurora dental office, police said.

North Aurora police and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office have obtained a criminal indictment against the woman for illegal dentistry practice at the North Aurora Dental Associates office on the 100 block of North Lincolnway (Route 31).

The defendant is Silvia Hernandez, 37, of the 400 block of Iowa Avenue, Aurora. Hernandez was indicted last week by a Kane County Grand Jury on the following charges:

  • Theft, a Class 3 felony
  • Deceptive Practices, a Class A misdemeanor
  • Unlawful Practice of Dentistry, a Class A misdemeanor

The charges come after an investigation of over seven months by North Aurora police detectives.

Charging documents allege that Hernandez knowingly took control of more than $500 but less than $10,000 from someone by portraying herself as a licensed dentist in the State of Illinois, when in fact she was not a licensed dentist, according to a news release.

This investigation began on July 5, 2012 when a female came to North Aurora Dental Associates to report a problem with her braces. When the office staff could find no record of the female ever having been a patient there, she reported that she paid “Doctor Silvia” to put her braces on in this office about four years prior. Staff at North Aurora Dental Associates contacted North Aurora Police immediately.