Special prosecutor assigned to pharmacists’ fraud case

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A special prosecutor will be put in charge of the case of three Medicine Hat, Alta. pharmacists who are facing fraud charges.

Kathryn Kaiser, Evan King and Robert Stadnyk, have each been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000. They are alleged to have received rebates and incentive payments worth $1.6 million directly through negotiating drug purchases.

All three defendants worked at pharmacies owned by the Medicine Hat Co-op, now known as the South Country Co-op, and have since been terminated from their positions.

A Medicine Hate court heard on Tuesday that a specialized prosecutor for economic crimes has been assigned to the case. The prosecutor is based out of Calgary and has requested an adjournment until June 1.

According to Alberta Justice, special prosecutors focus on “sensitive and complex areas,” including commercial crime, environmental and occupational health and safety cases, organized crime, technology and internet crime.

Read more at Medicine Hat News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.