Auditors got suspicious when invoices showed a mental-health professional working with Indigenous patients had billed Health Canada for more than 28.5 hours of counselling in a single 24-hour period.
Overbilled taxpayers with invoices
After painstaking analysis of hundreds of invoices, Health Canada abruptly terminated its agreement with the woman late last year when auditors reported she had overbilled taxpayers for up to $360,255. CBC News uncovered the latest case of overbilling in Health Canada’s programs for First Nations and Inuit people through documents obtained through the Access to Information Act.
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