WINTER HAVEN (FOX 13) - Deputies say a Winter Haven woman was arrested for pretending to be a nurse at her "Dr. Drop It Like It's Hot!" weight loss clinic.
Jesusadelaida "Jesse" Lopez faces six counts of unlicensed practice of health care. Investigators say she owns the Cypress Gardens Blvd. office where she has been performing medical procedures and portraying herself as a registered nurse, even though she does not hold any medical degrees.
They say she also prescribed weight-loss medications and performed so-called vampire facelifts.
Lopez, 39, was arrested just hours ago with the help of the DEA and Florida Department of Health.
“One of the signs in one of the treatment rooms says, ‘Don't forget where you came from, but never lose sight of where you're going.’ Well in case they've lost sight of where they are going, Jesse’s going to the county jail,” Sheriff Grady Judd offered.
A doctor who was working with Lopez at the clinic, Dr. S. Kamal Ashraf, M.D., was also arrested ona charge of knowingly employing an unlicensed person in the practice of nursing.