22 physicians and pharmacists are suspect of fraud, in a case of forged prescriptions for medicines. The loss is estimated at RON 1.6 M.
The Bucharest prosecutors’ office (PB) launched a probe against 22 suspects – physicians and pharmacists – accused of fraud, corruption, forgery and use of fake documents, in relation to a case of forged medical prescriptions. The decision was made after a raid conducted Tuesday morning at the headquarters of the National House of Health Insurances (CNAS), during which police rounded up 26 people, 22 being questioned and 4 cited as witnesses.According to a PB press release quoted by rtv.net, six home searches were conducted yesterday in Bucharest, following 27 others that were conducted in March this year, related to the same case. The criminal activity mainly consisted in the initiative of several physicians and pharmacists to embezzle money from the CNAS budget by fraudulently compensating the price of forged prescriptions, which resulted in a loss of RON 1,600,000, the source mentions. Judiciary sources, quoted by Mediafax said that the probe against the physicians and pharmacists was launched when it was found out that the beneficiaries of the forged prescriptions did not exist in reality. Prosecutors were hinted by a pharmacist, added the sources. The case is investigated by prosecutors of the Bucharest Tribunal and the Criminal Investigations Service of the Bucharest General Police Department (DGPMB).