JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested and charged with practicing dentistry from inside his own home without a license, and he’s been convicted of similar charges in the past.
Jose Santos Vicenty, 56, was charged with practicing dentistry without a license on Wednesday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office.
Investigators were seen removing dozens of boxes from Vicenty’s home Wednesday morning.
A man and woman just walked out of the home. Woman had a towel over her face. They both just got in the back of a JSO patrol car (they were not in handcuffs or being escorted) https://t.co/JXJsffQelY— Meghan Moriarty (@MeghanANjax) March 4, 2020
“There were police cars up and down the road and undercover agents and so yeah, it was shocking,“ neighbor Douglas Mathis told WJAX-TV. “You never want to see a police presence in your neighborhood for something like this."
It’s not the first time Vicenty has faced charges of practicing dentistry without a license.
In 2009, he was found guilty by a judge for the same crime and served two years in prison. In Vicenty’s 2009 arrest report, he claimed to clients that he got his license at the University of Puerto Rico. He also said he performs all procedures, besides root canals.
State Department of Health records don’t appear to show that Vicenty was ever a licensed dentist.
NEXT AT FIVE: East Arlington Man arrested and charged with practicing dentistry from the comfort of his own home without a license. This was on Kernan Forest Blvd. He was arrested and served time for the same crime in 2009 (this is his PAST mugshot). More details on CBS47/FOX30 pic.twitter.com/5YYQ6jh1NA— Meghan Moriarty (@MeghanANjax) March 4, 2020
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