Orlando Plastic Surgery Fraud Ring Busted


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – When some central Florida women wanted plastic surgery they couldn’t afford, police say they turned to a 28-year-old woman who used stolen IDs to cover the expenses.

Orlando police Detective Todd Herb tells the Orlando Sentinel that Terilyn Riggins ran the crime ring, scamming more than $50,000 worth of breast implants, tummy tucks or dental work.

She was arrested March 29.

Herb says they’ve arrested 14 women and identified at least 12 theft victims.

Police say the women were either friends of Riggins or met her in jail.

Some paid her a small fee.

Others offered services such as doing her hair or cooking for her in exchange for surgeries.

Officials say it was a full-time job for Riggins to set up the fraudulent accounts.