‘Plastic surgeon’ pleads not guilty in estafa case-A A +A
Thursday, August 9, 2012
THE 56-year-old woman who claimed to be a plastic surgeon pleaded not guilty to the estafa charges filed against her.
Gloria Rabor was arraigned last Tuesday at the Regional Trial Court Branch 16.
The case came after Rabor was sued by two female complainants, who suffered from side effects after the respondent’s operation.
Aside from estafa, Rabor was also charged with illegal practice of medicine and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, a violation of Section 12 of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Rabor is out on bail.
Last June 6, a police team arrested Rabor in her house in Barangay Kinasang-an, Cebu City, which she also used as her clinic.
Police found collagen, syringes, vials containing an unidentified liquid and gloves, among others. They also recovered the P1,500 marked money.
Rabor failed to show documents to prove she is a licensed medical doctor when they arrested her.
The Professional Regulation Commission also issued a statement that Rabor is not in their list of registered physicians.
The raid stemmed from a complaint filed by two women, aged 34 and 37, from Bohol Province.
The 34-year-old victim, in her affidavit, said Rabor charged P58,000 for a buttock enhancement. She gave Rabor P51,000.
Weeks after she underwent the procedure, she consulted Rabor over the phone after she suffered “severe pain” in the buttocks.
Rabor just advised her to take antibiotics and herbs to ease the pain.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 09, 2012.