Laurel Eich from Reno, Nevada is charged with burglary, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit burglary and preform surgery on another without a license
42-year-old Eich, a dental assistant at Sun Valley, Nevada, clinic, allegedly admitted to extracting 13 teeth from one patient, even though she is not a licensed dentist
Eich allegedly admitted to using anesthetic disposed of by the dental office
Eich was arrested after allegedly breaking into the dental office and stealing $22,861 in cash and checks from cash drawer
A 42-year-old Nevada woman has been arrested, accused of burglarizing the dental office where she worked as an assistant and extracting 13 teeth from a patient – despite the fact that she is not a licensed dentist.
Laurel Eich from Reno, was being held in the Washoe County jail on Friday on $20,000 bond.
Eich has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit burglary, and perform surgery on another without a license.
She also faces three counts of violation of probation or condition of a suspended sentence
According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, patrol deputies responded to an after-hours burglar alarm at a dental office on Sun Valley Boulevard May 3, and found the door ajar and a back window broken.
Inside, the deputies discovered that $22,861 in cash and checks had been stolen from a drawer.
During the investigation, detectives identified Eich, who worked at the office as a dental assistant, as a person of interest in the burglary, and also learned that she performed 13 tooth extractions on one patient at an earlier date, according to the sheriff’s office.
Authorities said Eich admitted to multiple people, including detectives, that she performed the medical procedure and used anesthetic disposed of by the dental office.
Eich was interviewed on July 14, and arrested on six felony counts and one gross misdemeanor count of conspiracy to commit burglary.
Although the sheriff’s office has not disclosed Eich’s place of employment, her LinkedIn page indicates that she was employed at Desert Valley Dental on Sun Valley Boulevard.
Eich was being held in the Washoe County jail on Friday on $20,000 bond