A senior nurse, Cherith Douglas who defrauded more than £10,000 from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment. The nurse was also sentenced to a further 9 months imprisonment for the separate offence of obtaining employment in a private nursing home using forged references. Cherith Douglas entered guilty […]

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This month Counter Fraud Services (CFS) will join hundreds of organisations across the world in a global campaign to raise awareness of fraud and highlight the importance of fraud prevention. Did you know fraud is now the crime you are most likely to experience during your lifetime? Fraud can be a hidden crime, as fraudsters […]

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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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