August 27, 2014
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - Police say a New Jersey man posed as a
female animal doctor, ran an illegal veterinary practice and set up
a phony rescue agency that may have duped pet lovers out of
thousands of dollars.
Vineland police arrested 26-year-old Daniel C. Tyce on Friday
and charged him with practicing medicine without a license. He is
being held on $10,000 bail.
Police say he ran a business called South Jersey Small Animal
Rescue, falsely identifying himself as Dr. Danielle Smith, a
graduate of the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school.
Police say he inoculated pets and offered small animals for
adoption for a fee. He also solicited donations, claiming the
agency was a nonprofit. Authorities say it was not.
Police do not know if Tyce has retained a lawyer.
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