Edmonton doctor charged in alleged $4M overbilling fraud scheme

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May 10, 2021 – An Edmonton physician is charged with over-billing the Alberta government between $3.5 million and $4.1 million in an alleged fraud scheme dating back to 2013. Dr. Yifei Shi, 33, was arrested April 23, the Edmonton Police Service said in a news release Friday.

She has been charged with one global count each of fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000. The fraudulent billing scheme dated back to 2013 and was ongoing, police said.

Alberta Justice asked the EPS economic crimes section in April to help the Service Alberta Health Investigations Unit with the arrest, police said. Shi is listed as a family medicine practitioner on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) website. The website says she is inactive and not accepting new patients. CBC News reports. | READ MORE