OPP Charge Toronto Area Doctor With Fraud SEPT 1, 2016

OPP Charge Toronto Area Doctor With Fraud SEPT 1, 2016

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal OPP Media Release Corporate Communications GHQ DOCTOR CHARGED WITH FRAUD 2016-09-01

FROM/DE:    Anti-Rackets Branch                                 DATE: September 1, 2016

Health Fraud Investigation Unit

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. Essam Samy MICHAEL, aged 57, of Mississauga, has been charged with one count of Fraud Over $5,000.00 contrary to Section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on November 7, 2016. The case remains under investigation and police are reviewing evidence to determine the total fraud loss to OHIP.

The OPP Anti-Rackets Branch Health Fraud Investigation Unit 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.

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