A Cuban was arrested in Hernando County, Florida, after being caught charging for false treatments for cancer and diabetes. The man alleged that he was a laboratory technician in Cuba and that he did not know that he needed a license to "cure" people.
Onelio Hipolit-González, 73, announced his services on an advertisement website for the Hispanic community called "Elclassificado." There he ensured that he could treat hernias, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, kidney failure and other health problems.
The ad shows a picture of Hipolit-González in a white coat with the title "Dr. Onelio Hipolit. " The investigators warned that the man has never had a medical license of any kind in the state of Florida.
According to the police report of the case cited by the chain FOXOn February 7, Hipolit-González met with a patient and asked him to pay 160 dollars. Then he checked his blood pressure, put a band around his head and asked him to hold a metal bar connected to a machine on a table that started beeping once it was turned on.
The man told the patient that he was testing his heart, brain, intestinal system, bones, nerves and "everything else". After the "test" was completed, the officers indicated that Hipolit-Gonzalez "diagnosed" the patient with diabetes, osteoporosis and told him that he was not getting enough oxygen to his brain, among other ailments.
He also told him that "for only $ 2,000" he could cure the patient's diabetes using a treatment that would include injecting the patient with "his own blood."
Hipolit-González told the police that his technique was to extract the patient's blood, and then inject the same blood that he just removed because he "fights" the bad blood cells and strengthens the immune system.
The "doctor" told the officers that he did not think he needed a license to practice medicine. He said that he was a laboratory technician in Cuba and when he moved to Florida he got a certificate of Iridology, herbology and nutrition.
Now, Hipolit-Gonzalez faces charges of unauthorized medical practice and is in the Hernando County jail on $ 10,000 bail. The investigators hope that anyone who has been treated by Hipolit-Gonzalez will appear and contact the sheriff's office at 352-754-6830.