A Nevada dental employee extracted 13 teeth from a patient despite being unlicensed, and then at a later date allegedly performed another illicit removal in the office — ripping off $22,000 in cash and checks, according to a report.
Laurel Eich, 42, faces multiple felony charges in the May 3 burglary at the office on Sun Valley Boulevard in Reno, where police responding to an after-hours alarm found an open door and a broken window, KOLO reported.
The deputies discovered a total of $22,861 in cash and checks stolen from a drawer, according to the outlet.
Investigators with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office identified Eich, an employee of the dental office, as a person of interest in the burglary.
During the probe, detectives learned that she had previously performed 13 tooth extractions on one unsuspecting person.
Eich later admitted to the investigators that she had performed the procedures and used anesthetic disposed of by the office, according to KOLO.
She was arrested July 14 and drilled with multiple felony counts including performing surgery without a license, burglary, grand larceny, and violation of probation or condition of a suspended sentence.
Eich also was charged with a misdemeanor count of conspiracy to commit burglary.