Windsor pharmacist accused of bilking province of $341,000 with bogus prescriptions

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The Ontario Provincial Police launched an investigation into Windsor pharmacist Rocco D’Angelo after he was implicated in another alleged health-care fraud, his trial heard Tuesday. He is accused of bilking the Ontario Ministry of Health of more than $341,000.

Bogus bills to the Ontario Drug Benefit Program

D’Angelo, 63, is accused of fraud by submitting bogus bills to the Ontario Drug Benefit Program. The program pays for drugs, nutritional supplements, diabetic supplies and other health-related items for seniors and people on social assistance. D’Angelo is charged with fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust for billings between February 2009 and November 2011. He retained his licence. The website for the Ontario College of Pharmacists, the regulatory body for the profession in the province, notes no disciplinary action against him.

Read more at National Post.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.