Arizona Attorney General

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Fake Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Schemes and Illegal Control of an Enterprise

For Immediate Release: August 11, 2017
Contact: Mia Garcia (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Craig Allen Scherf pleaded guilty to Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and Illegal Control of an Enterprise after operating an illegal botox and laser clinic in Tempe.
 
Between January 2015 and January 2017, Scherf misrepresented to 13 victims that he was a doctor licensed to perform cosmetic injections and laser treatments. Scherf was able to purchase the drugs Juvederm and Botox from the manufacturer by illegally using the identity of a licensed physician.
 
Under the plea agreement, Scherf faces a mandatory prison sentence of 3 to 12.5 years which will be followed by supervised probation. The plea also requires Scherf to pay up to $100,000 in restitution to his victims.
 
Scherf is scheduled to be sentenced on October 6, 2017, at 9am.

Assistant Attorney General Adam J Schwartz is prosecuting this case.

To view a copy of the plea agreement, CLICK HERE.