Police are charging one woman who allegedly posed as a nurse and performed Botox injections.
According to officers, the woman fraudulently portrayed herself as a registered nurse, posting her credentials and services on Kijiji on July 7th in the Greater Toronto Area.
The suspect would speak with clients over the phone, and arrange a meeting with the client at their home, business, or at a hotel.
Clients would pay thousands of dollars in cash for her services, and would inject the clients with some sort of substance. It’s unclear if it was Botox, or if the medication was safe or stored correctly.
The most recent case happened in a business near Kipling and the Queensway.
Two victims have contact officials regarding the procedure. Both have sustained adverse reactions and possible long-term damaging effects.
Shiva Ashkani, 30, of Brampton, was arrested on Sunday, August 23, 2015, and charged with two counts of Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm.
Police believe there may be other victims, and are advising anyone who received this type of treatment from the accused to seek medical advice from a licensed practitioner.