Two Firefighters Face Charges of Practicing Medicine without a License
UPDATE: 3/13/2017, 4:04 P.M. – There are now confirmed reports that a second suspect faces the same charges as Stansell and is also an employee with Hernando County Fire Rescue.
23-year-old Dylan Blaze Rittenhouse is charged with Practicing Medicine without a License and 1st Degree Theft. Rittenhouse has since posted a $3,000 bond.
The investigation continues.
HERNANDO – A Hernando County Firefighter was arrested Friday after he allegedly stole supplies from his department.
According to Hernando County Fire Rescue Spokesperson Alex Lopez, on March 5th HCFR received information that firefighter Robert Stansell had taken supplies from the department. Lopez says they immediately notified the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and an investigation ensued. Stansell was subsequently placed on administrative leave and later turned himself into the County Jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
There are unconfirmed reports that Stansell may have stolen narcotics from the department and injected it into his girlfriend.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Stansell is charged with 1st Degree Petit Theft and Practicing Medicine without a License. They could not comment further on the case at this time.
We will bring more on this case as it develops.
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