Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Public Safety Alert: Woman charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm, Police believe there may be other victims

Please note, the Toronto Police Service has released a Public Safety Alert following the arrest of a woman fraudulently portraying herself as a registered nurse and offering botox injections:
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a Criminal Negligence Cause Bodily Harm investigation.

It is alleged that:
  • a woman fraudulently portrayed herself as a registered nurse with the medical credentials to perform Botox injections
  • she utilized the online website Kijiji, on July 7, 2015, and possibly several others websites in the Greater Toronto Area to obtain prospective clients
  • she would respond to interested clients via telephone, and arrange a meeting with the client at the client's home, business or a hotel
  • the services were provided for cash, with the costs in the thousands of dollars
  • it is not clear if the injected substances were Botox or that the controlled medication was safe or stored correctly
  • most recently, she was providing her injection services in a business in the Kipling Avenue and The Queensway area
  • two victims have come forward to report their experiences to investigators
  • both sustained adverse reactions and possible long-term damaging effects from the botched procedure

Shiva Ashkani, 30, of Brampton, was arrested on Sunday, August 23, 2015, and charged with two counts of Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm.

Anyone who may have received this type of treatment from the accused is advised to seek medical advice from a licensed practitioner.

Police believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with information can contact the Police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.
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If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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