Charges dropped against doctor in alleged OHIP fraud case

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Charges against a Brampton, Ont. doctor who allegedly defrauded OHIP of $2 million have been dropped.

Dr. Gloria Chudnow allegedly submitted fraudulent bills between 2011 and 2014 that investigators say amounted to a $2 million loss for OHIP, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

The 56-year-old was charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, one count of fraud under $5,000 and one count of making a false statement.

Charges were dropped after the Crown determined the witnesses presented were, “wholly unreliable and not credible.”

“Submissions could be made that they are lying. And given that there is a lack of independent corroborative evidence, …we don’t believe that the juror — trier of fact — could come to the conclusion beyond a reasonable doubt that Ms. Chudnow has committed the offences that are before the court,” read the court transcript.

Read more at CTV News Toronto

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.