Identity Theft and A Plastic Surgery Rip Off

Police are seeking a woman they say used a false identity to get breast implants and liposuction, then skipped town. Huntington Beach police said Monday that 30-year-old Yvonne Pampellone opened a line of credit in someone else’s name in September 2008 and had the procedures worth more than $12,000 performed at the Pacific Center For Plastic Surgery. Employees say she never returned for follow-up visits.

This happened to me to a lesser extent with a labiaplasty a few years ago except as far as I know my patient didn’t falsify her identity. Now we have to check IDs and take other measures to secure payment. Live and learn.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2009-04-07 07:30:00.