Published On: Thu, Feb 3rd, 2011

West Boca woman charged with illegally injecting clients with Botox

BOCA RATON – A West Boca Raton woman who has allegedly been injecting clients with Botox, but reportedly has no license, has been arrested following the hospitalization of one of her patients, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

The suspect, identified as Nora Patricia Hidalgo, 56, was recently arrested and charged with practicing without a license resulting in bodily injury and with possession with intent to sell drugs without a prescription.

PBSO said she allegedly received the drug from friends who had visited other countries. They claim Hidalgo also went to other states to do Botox injections.

The arrest follows an investigation that began last November when a sheriff’s detective and an investigator from the Florida Department of Health, posing as potential clients, consulted with Hidalgo, who quoted treatments and prices, a PBSO report said.

A woman from Miami recently notified PBSO when her face began to swell after receiving an injection from Hidalgo.

The suspect was reportedly giving the injections in her condo. Hidalgo was reportedly offering injections at a cost of $300 each, PBSO said.

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