Melissa Juried Kriebel
A Mount Waverley woman who was exposed as a fake cosmetic doctor is facing jail time for allegedly advertising her services again.
In 2021, Sherif was convicted and fined for pretending to be a cosmetic guru.
One of her clients ended up in hospital with swollen and bleeding lips after a botched Botox injection.
The Health Complaints Commissioner later put out a warning to the public about the woman and banned her from advertising her anti-ageing services.
The 54-year-old is now accused of breaching that order.
In court today, when asked by a magistrate if she was a doctor, Sherif responded she was an “overseas specialist”.
But prosecutors pointed out the Egyptian-born woman had never been a registered medical practitioner in Australia.
Sherif said she was the victim of an “unfair attack” by health authorities and claimed her former clients only made complaints against her because they owed her money.
Representing herself at today’s court hearing, Sherif said she could not afford a lawyer because she was busy studying for exams and was hoping to join Australia’s Royal College of Pathologists as a haematology specialist.
Sherif will return to court in December.