PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) — A woman, accused of practicing medicine without a license bonded out of jail Thursday.
Pembroke Pines Police said Alejandra Tobon, 43, would use her garage to perform cosmetic procedures.
She faces charges of unlicensed practice of health care profession and practice of medicine without a license, a third degree felony. Her bond was set at $2,575.
According to a police department spokesman, Tobon had converted the garage to look like a doctor’s office.
Tobon is accused of administering Botox injections, filler injections, vitamin injections, plasma therapy and Carboxy therapy.
Neighbors said they would often see Tobon wearing scrubs and women frequented the townhouse.
“I’m in shock, you know, because sometimes you see the neighbors walking around, saying ‘Hi’ in the morning. But that’s it. So I’m in shock,” Dulce Lopez told CBS4′s Lauren Pastrana.
Detectives spent much of the Wednesday at the home before eventually allowing visitors to enter.
The people who went inside did not want to comment, but neighbors expressed their surprise at the allegations.
Police said the first heard about Tobon’s alleged actions from a woman who claims she had Botox injections done at the home in December 2013. She told investigators she had allegedly been a client since December 2009.
According to the alleged patient, she woke up a day after her treatment and was unable to open her eyes or mouth to speak. She told investigators she was also in pain and her face was swollen and stiff.
When the alleged victim went to Tobon, she allegedly told her to go see a doctor.
“It’s crazy,” neighbor Carmen Sanchez said. “That’s crazy because going to someone’s house and doing something like that, it has to be crazy.”
CBS 4 News did a little digging. We found that Alejandra Tobon is licensed to work in the medical field. The Florida Department of Health’s website shows that she has a clear and active license as a massage therapist and an electrologist.
Police believe there may be more victims.
Anyone with information should contact Pembroke Pines Police at 954-431-2200.