Posts Tagged ‘scheme’

 Miami, Florida. Just the city’s name brings images of bikinis, sunshine, beaches and wild parties to mind. Nowadays, it also makes people think of plastic surgery.

The number of people getting work done by surgeons has increased over the years despite its high cost. One Miami woman decided to sacrifice quality for cost when she went to a “doctor” she’d been referred to by word of mouth. Her goal was to get a “curvier body” by getting butt implants so she could get a job at a nightclub.

The woman, Oneal Ron Morris, she found for the surgery only posed as a doctor. Morris was “born a man” but “identifies as a woman,” and has allegedly performed the surgery not only on herself but on other unsuspecting customers as well. The “toxic concoction” Morris injected in several areas around the woman’s butt consisted of “cement, mineral oil and flat-tire sealant.”

Morris is charged with “practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury.” The police only discovered the scheme once the injuries of the Miami woman previously mentioned became too severe for her to bear the embarrassment of telling doctors what Morris has done during previous visits. No other victims have come forward, most likely due to the same embarrassment she faced.

The description of Morris provided in the Gainesville Sun article just adds to the bizarre nature of the whole incident. Hard to believe anyone would entrust his or her health in any way with someone who tells patients: “‘Oh don’t worry, you’ll be fine. We just keep injecting you with the stuff and it all works itself out,’” when “the pain became too intense.” That statement definitely inspires confidence…not.

-Erin Elzo

Everyone hates the SATs. The reasons why are endless, usually recounted with colorful language. The running joke, “Oh hey, take the test for me? I’ll pay you. No, really, I will. Just write my name on your test.” Remember? Yeah, well these Long Island students actually did it. Granted, they got caught, but for a while they probably felt like total badasses who’d stuck it to the man.

Six students from his alma mater Great Neck North High School paid Sam Eshaghoff, a sophomore, at Emory University, “$1,500 to $2,500 each to take the SAT.” The system he used to pull it off was pretty simple. He went to whichever school his client was registered to take the test at and showed an ID with his picture and the student’s name.