Nevada woman breaks into dentist's office, pulls 13 teeth from patient: police

Laurel Eich claimed she had formerly worked there

A Nevada woman broke into a dentist’s office, stole money and pulled 13 teeth from an unconscious patient on two separate occasions, according to Washoe County police.

Deputies allege that Laurel Eich – who is not a dentist – broke into a dental office where she claimed she had formerly worked. 

Eich allegedly stole $22,861 in cash and checks during the May 3 break-in, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office said in a press release. Meanwhile, the tooth extraction occurred on a different date than the break-in, Eich told detectives. She also admitted to using anesthetic disposed of by the office, police said.

(Washoe County Sheriff's Offic)

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Eich, 42, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit burglary and perform surgery on another without a medical license. 

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Investigators did not say how they determined Eich to be a person of interest in the case, but they said that she "admitted to multiple people," including deputies, that she had performed the medical procedure. 

Eich, a resident of Reno, allegedly performed the extractions "on her own time," the Daily Mail reported

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She remains in custody in the Washoe County jail on a $20,000 bond.