Victims say they suffered physical harm after injections from impostor doctor

Posted at 7:19 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 13:48:30-04

Several victims of an ex-convict turned impostor doctor are now concerned they’ve been physically harmed by the unknown substances injected inside of them.

The Attorney General’s Office is also urging people who were treated by Craig Allen Scherf to get checked out by a legitimate medical professional.

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In an undercover investigation, ABC15 exposed Scherf was illegally performing a list of medical and cosmetic services in late January. He was arrested Sunday and charged with nearly 30 criminal counts, including the unlawful practice of medicine.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich said his investigators are concerned that Scherf may have re-used needles and they’re unsure what substances he was injecting into his patients.  

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Brnovich said they received information that Scherf was also asking people to return take-home syringes for weight loss shots.

Mario Della Casa developed several dark spots on his face after receiving a series of injections from Scherf.

Della Casa said a doctor believes he now has dead tissue in his face, and it will take cosmetic surgery to fix it.

“It certainly wasn’t Botox or Dysport. I don’t know what the hell it was,” said Della Casa, referring to the substance Scherf used on him.

ABC15 has heard from several more victims concerned for their health and safety after Scherf’s arrest.

One woman sent several pictures that show a large bump below her eye after shortly after getting injections from Scherf. She said she also broke out in a rash with hives.

The woman told ABC15 she’s working with her doctor to determine the cause.

The Attorney General’s Office has asked potential victims of Craig Scherf to call their office at 602-542-4973.

Contact ABC15 Investigator Dave Biscobing at