by The Chicago Times Staff

July 19, 2021

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

Deputies say Laurel Eich, who is not a dentist, broke into a dental office where she claimed to have previously worked.  Eich allegedly stole $22,861 in cash and checks during the May 3 break-in, according to a press release from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Meanwhile, Eich told detectives that the tooth extraction took place on a different date than the break-in.  According to police, she also admitted to using anesthetic disposed of by the office.

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

Investigators did not say how they came to the conclusion that Eich was a person of interest in the case, but they did say she “admitted to multiple people,” including deputies, that she had performed the medical procedure on her own time.

Eich is being held in the Washoe County jail on a $20,000 bond.