Man fined $3,000 for impersonating a dentist
A Jamaican teenager who admitted to practicing dentistry without a license was yesterday fined $3,000 or six months in prison.
Police shut down Jahvonie Montigue’s illegal practice after he was reported for advertising braces on Facebook, although he was unlicensed.
Prosecutors said that from October 28, 2018 to March 13, 2019, Montigue practiced as a dentist, impersonated a dentist, and possessed dental supplies.
Montigue denied the charges on Monday, but changed his plea yesterday when he appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux.
She ordered Montigue to pay fines of $1,000 on each count to avoid spending six months in prison. The sentences are to run concurrently.
According to Keith Seymour, Montigue’s lawyer, he is married to a Bahamian who is expecting their first child.
Inspector Claudette McKenzie prosecuted.