Everyone has a responsibility to prevent fraud in our Health Service said the Assistant Director of the Counter Fraud Services (CFS). Speaking at the start of International Fraud Awareness Week CFS Assistant Director Donna Scott said: “The services of the Health and Social Care (HSC) are used by us all and we must work together […]

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An attempt to fraudulently order a prescription drug was prevented when pharmacists became suspicious of a doctor’s signature. Eddie Cowley aka Gallagher (25) of Scarva Walk, Banbridge pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation on October 7, 2014. The accused had been brought before Newry magistrates on a bench warrant as he had missed a […]

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A GP receptionist who created prescriptions without authorisation received an Adult Caution on 03 June 2015 following an investigation by Counter Fraud Services. Michelle Cupples of 16 Bramcote Street, Belfast was cautioned for three offences under the Fraud Act (2006), having created a number of prescriptions and presented these to Community Pharmacies to obtain medication. […]

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A 24 year old man from Lurgan was found guilty at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court of attempting to fraudulently obtain prescription medication and sentenced to three months in jail. Darren Fegan of 24 Clonavon Avenue, Portadown was found guilty of three counts of fraud by false representation and three counts of forgery. The court heard the […]

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY 27 April, 2015 A pharmacist was sentenced today to 12 months imprisonment for the illegal supply of prescription medicines, including a range of controlled drugs, from his Armagh pharmacy. Maurice Currie, 46, of Portmore Road, Lisburn, appeared at Newry Crown Court having previously pleaded guilty to illegally […]

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