Toronto doctor and two employees charged with fraud and conspiracy

ORILLIA, ON, March 5 /CNW/ - Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Health Fraud Investigation Unit have charged a Toronto area doctor and two of his employees with 2 counts of Fraud Under $5,000 and 2 counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Criminal Offence contrary to the Criminal Code.

The OPP investigation revealed that between 2007 and 2009, an optometrist was billing for and being paid by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for services that were not rendered.

Doctor Frank Stepec, age 57, Sharefa Omar, age 51 and Everton Baker, age 46 are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on April 29, 2010 at 9:00 am at Metro West Court House located at 2201 Finch Avenue West, Etobicoke, ON.

The Anti-Rackets 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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SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information: For further information: OPP Detective Staff Sergeant Scott James, Health Fraud Investigation Team, Phone: (705) 329-6421

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