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A Florida man with a unique method of treating medical ailments is facing charges after the authorities learned that he was allegedly just playing doctor and he was not actually licensed to practice medicine.

73-year-old Onelio Hipolit-Gonzalez placed an advertisement in a Hispanic-based online community promoting his medical services for those seeking a doctor in the Tampa Bay area. He reportedly publicized that he specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, cancer, diabetes, and a host of other illnesses.

According to the Florida Department of Health, they stumbled upon the ad of a “Dr. Hipolit-Gonzalez,” which reportedly displayed a picture of the man in what appeared to be a white physician’s lab coat. After looking into his credentials they reported that they did not have anything on file showing that Hipolit-Gonzalez was licensed to practice any kind of medicine in the state of Florida.

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A New Jersey contractor was accused of insurance fraud after a surveillance camera allegedly revealed that he had purposely faked it when he slipped on ice and fell on the ground before filing the claim.

57-year-old Alexander Goldinsky is an independent contractor who was recently hired to provide his services to a company in Woodbridge.

While on the job one afternoon the surveillance camera in the break area for the company’s employees reportedly caught footage of a man who is believed to be Goldinsky. He is seen holding a cup of ice that spills to the floor in what is suspected as a premeditated act before he dropped to the ground on his back and remaining there.

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A superintendent of an Indiana school district has been accused of insurance fraud after she reportedly brought a student for medical treatment and said he was her son so that she could use her insurance to cover the services.

Casey Smitherman is the superintendent of a school district just outside of Indianapolis in the small town of Elwood, where many of the residents are reported as falling into the low-income category.

Smitherman had become acquainted with a 15-year-old boy who attends school in Elwood and she reportedly felt concern for the recent conditions at his home. She stated that she had, on occasion, given the teen clothing and assisted with household chores to try to provide a bit of relief.

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On Sunday in the San Francisco Valley, a woman allegedly let herself into someone’s home and proceeded to take off her clothes while recording and livestreaming the events of the purported burglary onto the internet.

Around 3:30 pm, a woman allegedly entered a residence without an invitation, and unknown and unaware to the owner, and made her way upstairs inside the home.

The alleged intruder ran into a resident that was at home and reportedly snatched their cell phone and used it to connect to a social media account on the internet.

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A man who allegedly stole two dogs from their owner’s property reportedly said that he took the animals because they provided him with therapeutic benefits.

A 73-year-old dog owner and resident of Pasco County recently found that his two dogs were taken from their pen at his residence.

When the authorities looked into the alleged dog theft their investigation led them to suspect that 28-year-old Joseph Capparelli who lives in the same area as the man with the missing canines was responsible for the act.

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A woman accused of stealing a man’s high-end watches reportedly tried to conceal them inside of her body before she was apprehended by the authorities.

A pair who met and spent time together inside of a nightclub in Miami Beach allegedly decided to leave the establishment and have a nightcap in the man’s nearby hotel room.

It was reported that the two had drinks together in the man’s room at the Clarion Suites into early morning hours. When the man excused himself to use the restroom, he returned to find that a Crown Royal bag he had that contained five watches worth just over $100,000 was not where he had left it.

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A woman who was previously arrested by an officer and allegedly developed a romantic interest in him has been accused of breaking the glass on the door to enter the police department after hours as a part of her pursuit of the man.

28-year-old Ashley Kristen Keister was arrested in mid-2018 and allegedly developed a crush on the officer that took her into custody.

Since her arrest, Keister has allegedly been sending several daily personal messages to the officer who is the reported target of her affections. She has additionally been accused of placing calls to 911 emergency services more than once in an attempt to speak with the man.

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After a bank in Irvine found they were missing nearly $30,000, the woman that they believe is responsible for the absent currency is facing possible charges for bank fraud.

Long Beach resident Kathleen Hanley has been employed with Irvine’s California First National Bank since January 2015. She reportedly started as a customer service representative and worked her way up to the position of assistant operation’s manager within approximately three years.

Due to her experience gained through both of her positions, the authorities have posited that Hanley used her knowledge of the bank’s procedures to fraudulently benefit herself financially.

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A San Francisco man was charged with three felonies on Wednesday after he was accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in her apartment on New Year’s Eve.

A 99-year-old woman who resides in a Chinatown housing project reported that a man knocked on her door around 12:30 pm on New Year’s Eve. She said that she opened the door and tried to obstruct him from entering, but he came inside anyway.

After the man was in her apartment, the alleged victim said that he washed his hands before he pulled down his pants and tried to have sex with her upon her bed. She reportedly told the man that he was causing her physical pain, which caused him to cease and leave her home.

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A man was arrested at an Oregon police station when officers working inside viewed him allegedly trying to steal a bike that was locked up outside near the front door.

Early in the evening on December 27, a surveillance camera at the Gladstone Police Department recorded someone walking toward the front of the building wearing dark clothing with a hood, and a piece of fabric concealing their facial area.

Officers inside the police station reported that as they were watching the live footage streaming from the video camera they noticed that the man appeared to be carrying a tool.