Prosthetist to appear for fraud

2012-05-24 17:08
Johannesburg - A prosthetist is expected to appear in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Pretoria on Friday for allegedly defrauding the labour department's compensation fund.

Peter Brian Viljoen, 69, faces one charge of fraud after he allegedly defrauded the fund of more than R80 000.

Viljoen allegedly laid a fraudulent claim that he provided an artificial limb to a patient, when it was provided by another prosthetist, the department said in a statement.

Viljoen is out on a warning after he was arrested in October 2010. He has pleaded not guilty.

On Friday, the defence is expected to continue with the cross-examination of State witness Juliet Morgan, a former employee of Viljoen.

On March 14, Morgan testified that her work at Viljoen's practice was restricted to handling files and performing administrative tasks, and that Viljoen dealt with claims and accounts.

Morgan also denied accusations that she "stole" Viljoen's patients when she opened her own practice.
The trial resumes on Friday.

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