CFPS is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Scott as our new Assistant Director, effective Monday 03 July 2017. Donna joins CFPS with a wealth of knowledge and an extensive legal background having held a number of senior legal management positions in Northern Ireland. Donna holds an Honours degree in law from Queen’s University, […]

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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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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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