A Las Vegas couple were arrested on suspicion of practicing nursing and medicine without licenses after they were caught allegedly administering cosmetic injections in a rental property, police said.
Kenny and Olga Girchenko were booked into the Clark County Detention Center on the felony charges in connection with the alleged scheme on Oct. 15. Olga Girchencko faces an additional two misdemeanor counts of obtaining money, property, rent or labor under false pretense.
A woman said she had gone to a rental apartment in the summer to have a lip injection from a company she found on Instagram called Cocos Labios. After the $650 procedure, she suffered an allergic reaction and cosmetic issue but was unable to get in contact with a Cocos Labios representative or any registered nurse associated with the company.
Investigators looking into the woman’s claims found that Cocos Labios’ websites claimed the company was licensed. A search of nursing databases in Nevada and nationwide, however, did not list Olga Girchenko, and detectives surveilled a rental property associated with Cocos Labios for two days.
The day of their arrest, Kenny told police he wore scrubs in order to appear more professional at his translating job, while Olga claimed to be a masseuse and denied she knew anything about Cocos Labios, the arrest report states.
Police allegedly found medical supplies, hypodermic needles, a medical bed, and Cocos Labios business cards during a search of the apartment, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Police who pulled over the Girchenkos' SUV also allegedly discovered bloody gauze, Botox and needles inside their vehicle, according to the newspaper.
The pair were released on their own recognizance on the condition they cease performing cosmetic procedures. They are due in court for a hearing on Nov 15.