Police in Reno are scratching their heads this week trying to piece together the motivations of an unusual female burglar.
The woman, who broke into a dentist’s office to steal cash, also pulled 13 teeth from a victim, authorities said.
Laurel Eich, who is not a dentist, is said to have admitted to investigators that she had unlawfully carried out the medical procedure at a separate time.
Police said that they were investigating Eich, 42, for a burglary at the office in which $22,861 in cash and checks was stolen in May, according to a report by Associated Press.
Officers responded to the dental office in the Nevada city when an after-hours alarm went off, and they found an open door and a broken window.
Eich then told police about the extraction, which she claims happened on a different date with anesthetic disposed of by the office, where she claims she once worked.
“During the investigation, detectives also learned that Eich performed 13 tooth extractions at an earlier date and time on one person. Eich admitted to multiple people, including detectives, that she performed the medical procedure and used anesthetic disposed of by the dental office,” the Washow County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Eich was arrested last week and charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit burglary and perform surgery on another without a medical license.