DOCTOR CHARGED WITH FRAUD
(ORILLIA, ON) – Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Health Fraud Investigation Unit have charged a physician in relation to billings that were submitted to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for services that were either not provided or billed inappropriately.
Dr. Ranjit Kumar CHANDRA, aged 78, of Etobicoke, Ontario has been charged with one count of Fraud Over $5,000 contrary to Section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. An arrest warrant has been issued as the accused is believed to be out of country. The case remains under investigation and police are unable to provide a specific fraud loss to OHIP at this time.
The Health Fraud Investigation Unit of the Anti-Rackets Branch is comprised of OPP investigators who investigate allegations of fraud relating to the Ontario Health Care System on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.