An Atlanta-area mom was thrown in jail after it was uncovered that she was allegedly injecting patients with Botox, making incisions for hormone treatments, and administering laser therapy, all without a medical license of any sort. According to CBS Atlanta, Kristie Johnson owned and operated Omni Medical Center in Douglasville for about eight months, telling patients that she was a licensed physician’s assistant.
Incidents of cosmetic procedures being performed by unlicensed con artists are alarmingly common. Last fall, Miami police arrested Oneal Ron Morris, who allegedly offered up buttocks-enhancing injections composed of tire sealant, mineral oil and cement.
In December, a woman with the sadly apropos name Loretta Cheek was busted in Greensboro, NC, also for administering dangerous butt injections. In one case, said a Guilford County detective, the gel-like substance Cheek was using “burned its way back out,” causing significant scarring.