Toronto doctor charged with Fraud and Uttering Forged Documents

ORILLIA, ON, March 1 /CNW/ - Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Health Fraud Investigation Unit have charged a Toronto area doctor with 1 count of Fraud Under $5,000 and 22 counts of Uttering Forged Documents contrary to the Criminal Code.

The OPP investigation revealed that between 2006 and 2008, "Patient Enrolment and Consent to Release Personal Health Information" forms were submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for which a fee was paid to the doctor. The forms were found to have contained forged patient signatures.

Doctor Bogdan Pietrazsek, age 55, of Toronto is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on April 29, 2010 at Old City Hall Court, 60 Queen Street West, Toronto.

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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