North Carolina arrested Juan Carlos in Virginia Beach after he was accused of performing illegal dental procedures at his home.
A man is behind bars in Virginia Beach, accused of doing illegal dental procedures in Virginia Beach.
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Prosecutors say 54-year-old Carlos Vargas has been on the run for the last two years. He was wanted for doing alleged invasive dental procedures in back in 2012 and 2013. Prosecutors say he was doing the procedures out of his home and in North Carolina.
State police initially charged one Carlos Vargas, but then realized it was the wrong man. When they went looking for the other Carlos Vargas, he was gone. Court documents say Vargas had at least five patients and didn’t have a Virginia dental license.
“It could actually be life-threatening,” said Virginia Beach dentist Dr. Christopher Hooper.
Dr. Hooper has a practice in Virginia Beach where he says they go out of the way to keep patients safe. He says the idea that someone would be accused of doing dental work at home is a scary thought.