CLEARWATER, FLA. - A Clearwater woman is being charged with practicing medicine without a license after being the subject of an undercover operation, police say.
Earlier this week, Clearwater police arrested 59-year-old Veronika Zaitsevskiy after two undercover detectives saw first-hand, the illegal practice in operation.
The months-long operation began in May when two undercover Clearwater police officers scheduled an appointment with Zaitsevskiy.
One detective agreed to put on headphones, while Zaitsevskiy used a computer attached to a headset to perform the treatment.
After nearly an hour, Zaitsevskiy printed results to tell the undercover detective that he had lupus, a chronic inflammatory condition where the body's immune system attacks its own healthy cells.
Zaitsevskiy called it a "slow killer."
She then suggested a treatment plan with her, which would cost $2,000.
NLS Diagnostics, which was located at 1130 Cleveland St., did not accept insurance and Zaitsevskiy had a strict cash-only policy.
Zaitsevskiy was arrested on Dec. 6 and charged a
She was released on a $200,000 bond.
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