Police in New York City released a picture of a 39-year-old woman, who they arrested yesterday for impersonating a physician, asking the public to contact them if they received any medical assistance from her.
Liliana Coello was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon, the syringe she used to inject a Brooklyn woman.
The victim, a 40-year-old woman who as of press time was hospitalized at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, told hospital staff she paid Coello $2,500 for injections to enlarge her buttock. It is believed Coello, who has no formal medical training, injected the woman with an industrial silicone.
The woman, who works in a NYC nightclub, said the procedure was done at Coello’s Queens home on November 3; however, she did not seek medical treatment until November 12, when she went to the hospital.
Neighbors said they suspected Coello was conducting some kind of illegal business out of her home, however, no one ever called the police.
One neighbor, Martha Deferrari, told the Daily News “I see a lot of people going in and out of that house. My neighbor said she was concerned because she saw all kinds of people going in and out of that house. She knew some kind of funny business was going on there.”
Coello was arrested at her home Wednesday night without incident.
Police would like anyone who have received injections from Coello to contact them at 800-577-TIPS #109Pct.