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Clearwater woman charged with running an unlicensed medical practice

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.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Zaitsevskiy has advertised her business in Comm Line Magazine. The publication is affiliated with the Church of Scientology.

Zaitsevskiy was arrested on Dec. 6 and charged a

She was released on a $200,000 bond.