Help they Stole my House

They say there is a sucker born every minute and so it seems.  An Idaho judge has set bond at $100,000 for a Boise woman police say posed as a physician and duped at least two other women into having their breasts examined by her at Boise-area nightclubs.

Kristina Ross, 37, remains in Ada County Jail in Boise on two felony counts of practicing medicine without a license.

Police say Ross introduced herself to victims — one at a downtown Boise bar and the other at a nightclub in a Boise suburb — as a plastic surgeon named Berlyn Aussieahshowna, a name that turned out to be bogus.

The two women told Boise officers they believed Ross was a physician because of her apparent medical knowledge, and they agreed to undergo what they thought were breast exams, which happened at the bars.

As part of her ruse, Ross gave the women the telephone number of a real licensed plastic surgeon in Boise, the state capital, authorities said.

Staff at that medical office became alarmed at the number of calls they received from women in recent weeks attempting to confirm appointments or surgeries with a Berlyn Aussieahshowna, according to charging documents.

Medical workers on Tuesday alerted Boise police about the pattern, and they later arrested Ross.

The suspect’s gender is unclear. Idaho court records show that Ross was arrested for petty theft in the spring and that the arrest warrant was issued to a Kristoffer Jon Ross.

The Idaho Statesman website reported that Ross has a previous criminal record as a man but identifies herself as a woman and was booked into Ada County Jail as a female.

Cosmetic surgical procedures Ross discussed with victims after she touched their breasts under the guise of a medical evaluation included breast augmentation and liposuction.

The court on Wednesday found Ross was eligible for a public defender and set a preliminary hearing on the two felony charges for Dec. 1. If convicted, Ross could face a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for each count.

UK Does not Condone Pregnant Nuns

I can definitely see a problem here,  and claiming immaculate conception probably won’t work!!

An Idaho judge has set bond at $100,000 for a Boise woman police say posed as a physician and duped at least two other women into having their breasts examined by her at Boise-area nightclubs.

Kristina Ross, 37, remains in Ada County Jail in Boise on two felony counts of practicing medicine without a license.

Police say Ross introduced herself to victims — one at a downtown Boise bar and the other at a nightclub in a Boise suburb — as a plastic surgeon named Berlyn Aussieahshowna, a name that turned out to be bogus.

The two women told Boise officers they believed Ross was a physician because of her apparent medical knowledge, and they agreed to undergo what they thought were breast exams, which happened at the bars.

As part of her ruse, Ross gave the women the telephone number of a real licensed plastic surgeon in Boise, the state capital, authorities said.

Staff at that medical office became alarmed at the number of calls they received from women in recent weeks attempting to confirm appointments or surgeries with a Berlyn Aussieahshowna, according to charging documents.

Medical workers on Tuesday alerted Boise police about the pattern, and they later arrested Ross.

The suspect’s gender is unclear. Idaho court records show that Ross was arrested for petty theft in the spring and that the arrest warrant was issued to a Kristoffer Jon Ross.

The Idaho Statesman website reported that Ross has a previous criminal record as a man but identifies herself as a woman and was booked into Ada County Jail as a female.

Cosmetic surgical procedures Ross discussed with victims after she touched their breasts under the guise of a medical evaluation included breast augmentation and liposuction.

The court on Wednesday found Ross was eligible for a public defender and set a preliminary hearing on the two felony charges for Dec. 1. If convicted, Ross could face a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for each count.

Crazy Uses For Credit Cards

Well, the banks aren’t giving anyone credit and we’re all broke and unemployed, so I guess it’s time to find some new uses for credit cards. Rather than charging up debt, here are some better uses for your Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, and Discover cards…

Of course we all know credit cards are a great technique for breaking an entry!

open door with credit card

The plastic in credit cards makes for great guitar picks. Someone used a blue Discover More card for this set…

guitar pics

Who can afford gold these days? You might as well settle for the neck best thing; cutting up an American Express Gold card and turning it into a “gold” accessory…

gold card cut up

Having an Affair is a Crime

have an affair adThere was a slight uproar locally when Ashley Madison (dating service for cheaters) wanted to buy some extravagant advertising on TTC buses over in Toronto.  It seems that New Hampshire has the right idea but even they are thinking of moving out of the 19th century.

In Concord, N.H, Originally the punishments — including standing on the gallows for an hour with a noose around the neck — have been softened to a $1,200 fine, yet some lawmakers think it’s time for the 200-year-old crime of adultery to come off New Hampshire’s books.

Seven months after the state approved gay marriage, lawmakers will consider easing government further from the bedroom with a bill to repeal the law.  Personally I think the fine is worse that standing in the gallows but maybe not?

Top Weird News and Happy Endings

– Toddler survives 30 foot fall and is doing fine, just a cut and bruise to show for it!  Gotta love a happy ending, especially considering he fell onto concrete and rocks.

– Bear goes into grocery store, shoppers in a Wisconsin grocery store got an unexpected surprise when a 125-pound (58-kilogram) black bear wandered inside and headed straight for the beer cooler. He was tranquilized and taken back to the wild for another happy ending.

– German brothels offer discounts for ‘going green’, take public transit or ride you bike next time you are in the mood for some paid-nookie and you will get the ‘green’ discount.  To qualify, customers must show the receptionist either a bicycle padlock key or proof they used public transit to get to the neighborhood. That knocks the price for 45 minutes in a room, for example, to C65 from C70.

Small House Going for Big Bucks

It is an amazing 9 1/2 feet (2.74 meters) wide and 42 feet (12.8 meters) long and is billed as the narrowest house in New York City. But there’s nothing small about its asking price: $2.7 million. Located at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village, the red brick building was built in 1873, sandwiched in a narrow space that used to be an alley between homes at 75 and 77 Bedford.

The narrow house is considered a curiosity and is one of the neighborhood’s most photographed homes. A small plaque on the house notes that poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once lived there; so did anthropologist Margaret Mead.

small house imageReal estate broker Alex Nicholas says there is interest in the property and he has appointments on Thursday to show the home to three different potential buyers. The residential interiors are a tight squeeze even by New York standards, measuring just 8 1/2 feet (2.44 meters) wide and 42 feet (12.8 meters) long on each of its three floors.

“Due to the narrowness of the house, I think you have to be very clever in how you decorate,” Nicholas said. The current owners bought the house for $1.6 million in 2000.

The broker’s Web site describes it as a vertical suite, with a kitchen, dining room and parlor on the first floor, a double living room on the second floor and a top-floor master bedroom suite. A trapdoor in the kitchen floor leads to a finished basement.

Large windows in the front and back of the house and a garret skylight, plus a small backyard garden, give it “an airiness, a sense of light and charm,” Nicholas said. He predicted the property will fetch its listed price due to its uniqueness, history and location in one of the city’s most famous preserved neighborhoods.  New York certainly is the craziest place in the USA!