Deputies in Polk County, working with the DEA and the Department of Health, have arrested a weight loss clinic employee who has been reportedly posing as a registered nurse and performing medical procedures without the proper medical degrees.
Jesusadelaida "Jesse" Lopez, 39, of Winter Haven, has been charged with six counts of unlicensed practice of health care.
Lopez worked at the "Drop It Like It's Hot" weight loss clinic located at 6356 Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven. During her time at the clinic, Lopez worked with a licensed medical doctor, performed medical procedures herself and portrayed herself as a registered nurse, according to deputies.
Lopez does not hold any medical degrees.
Sheriff Grady Judd will release more information on the investigation at an 11 a.m. news conference Tuesday.
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