Mauldin Woman Arrested in Botched Butt Implant Procedure
Michelle Madrid Roca, who owns the oddly named Coconuk Boutique, was selling more than clothing and jewelry to her clientele. Apparently the 35-year-old was selling cut rate medical procedures performed in at least one case by a Colombian doctor she flew in but who is not licensed to practice medicine here.
On Tuesday, March 10th a woman drove down from New Jersey to have said doctor inject botox in her butt. Or that’s the story Roca is claiming because now the woman is in a coma. Doctors said her symptoms looked suspiciously similar to someone who had a silicone implant rupture in them.
From Fox Carolina:
Michelle Madrid Roca, 35, has been charged with practicing medicine without a license.
Police said Roca owns the Coconuk Boutique, which she closed recently. They said Roca arranged an illegal cosmetic procedure at her shop with a Colombian doctor who is not licensed to practice in this country.
Detective Jason Peterson said the client had an injection March 10 and was eventually taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital and is in a coma.
Peterson said the woman was injected with what was supposed to be botox. He said doctors said her symptoms were similar to silicone implants ruptures. Her name was not released.
Police said the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is also involved in the investigation because of other procedures that were performed without a license at the business.
I heard that Roca has specifically targeted Latin and Central American immigrants, legal and not so legal, who are either non-English speakers or are uncomfortable with American doctors for some reason.
It reminds me of a scam in Yonkers, NY I heard of before I moved here from the Bronx. People were opening notary businesses in Hispanic areas because many of the immigrants thought a notary was a lawyer. The crooks were then charging them lawyer fees for work they weren’t qualified to do. Illegals were especially targeted because they didn’t know English and had no recourse if they did manage to find out that in America a lawyer has to do more than pay $25 and pass a test.
Anyway, the victim is still in a coma and police think there have been multiple victims of Roca and her fraudulent medical practice. Ladies, I know Coco looks great, but I’m pretty sure she didn’t get her work done in the back of a closed down thrift shop located in a strip mall. Use a real doctor if you’re getting work done.