A Surrey, BC chiropractor has been ordered to pay nearly $20,000 after committing fraud against the ICBC.
Dr. Maninder Singh Badyal, the owner of the Absolute Health and Wellness Clinic, was convicted earlier this year after billing the insurance provider for treatments that were never performed.
The ICBC’s Special Investigations Unit says one person complained about being billed for several visits when they only visited the chiropractor once.
“[That] led to the court case and 11 patients coming into court… giving a similar story. Essentially we were billed for work that wasn’t done.”
Badyal will have to pay a $10,000 fine and $9,600 in restitution. He will also have the fraud charge on his employment record. His future as a chiropractor will be left up to the College of Chiropractors.
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