Saanich police have issued a province-wide warrant for a man previously charged with fraud after he pretended to be a dental hygienist and worked on customers.
Police say they were told someone may be providing dental care without proper training or licensing on Jan. 4.
On Jan. 10, with help from the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP), police say they charged Emmanuel Osaseri with two criminal offences, including fraud under $5,000 and personation with intent to gain advantage.
Osaseri was released with various conditions, including not to attend any place that provides dental services unless he has a personal appointment.
On Monday, police said that, as part of the continued investigation and while working in concert with the British Columbia Prosecution Service, there are “reasonable and probable grounds” to believe Osaseri has violated or is about to violate the release order by attempting to work again while unqualified.
“To prevent Mr. Osaseri from providing further dental treatment to the public, and to serve the Warrant, the Saanich Police Major Crime Unit would like any information that could lead to his arrest,” said Sgt. Damian Kowalewich in a release Monday.
Anyone with information on Osaseri’s whereabouts is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.