Two women were arrested by Special Agents for allegedly performing unlicensed dental work on five unsuspecting victims at a Glendale dental office, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Officials say Melissa Pavey, 45 and Jolene Houchens, 38, have never been licensed as a dentist. They're accused of performing unlicensed dental procedures, including tooth extractions by utilizing drills, lasers and surgical tools.
Per the AG's office, "Prior to their arrest, a State Grand Jury indicted Pavey and Houchens on multiple felony charges including Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Instrument, Theft, and Taking Identity of Another. According to the indictment, Pavey and Houchens billed victims thousands of dollars to perform the illegal dental procedures. They are also accused of stealing the identity of a dentist by unlawfully using his prescription pad to write a prescription for one of the victims."