DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 31 August 2016 Company convicted for illegal sales of prescription medicines Food retail company European Delicatessance (2008) Ltd was yesterday sentenced at Belfast Magistrates’ Court having pleaded guilty to the illegal sales of prescription medicines from its specialist Eastern European ‘Polita’ convenience food stores in Belfast, Lisburn and Ballymena. The Company was […]

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY Thursday 11 June 2015 A 45 year old Ballymena man was today convicted at Ballymena Magistrates Court for illegally importing a large quantity of unlicensed erectile dysfunction medicines. Robert Clarke, from Brigadie Crescent, Ballymena, was fined £500 plus court costs, having pleaded guilty to unlawfully importing the […]

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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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A 32 year old student nurse was sentenced to complete 200 hours of community service after being found guilty of claiming more than £9000 in bursary payments she was not entitled to receive. Danielle McCoubrey of 32 Mullaghboy Crescent, Magherafelt was found guilty of three counts of fraud by false representation at Magherafelt Magistrates Court […]

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A 23 year old man from Lisburn was yesterday found guilty at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court of attempting to fraudulently obtain prescription medication. Aaron Jackson of 42 F Glenmore Park, Lisburn was found guilty of one count of making a false instrument and one count of using a false instrument. The court heard the male had […]

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Tuesday 09 December 2014 is International Anti-Corruption Day. Fraud and corruption often go hand in hand, therefore today represents an annual opportunity to further raise awareness of the issue and to provide clear direction on how people can report any suspicions or concerns they may have. Fraud and corruption are serious crimes and we all […]

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That is the message from the Health Minister, Jim Wells as he highlighted Business Services Organisation’s participation in International Fraud Awareness Week. Counter Fraud Services (CFS), part of the Business Services Organisation (BSO) has the responsibility to work in conjunction with all HSC organisations to prevent, investigate and detect fraud. In order to promote the […]

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