Polokwane doctor arrested for fraud

2016-07-12 22:58

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Polokwane – A doctor is expected to appear in a Limpopo court for allegedly stealing medicine from the provincial health department, the Hawks said on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old man was arrested at his workplace, the Rethabile clinic, in Polokwane, on Monday, spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said.

Police received a tip-off that he had allegedly been fraudulently buying prescription drugs for more than two years. He allegedly acquired morphine using another doctor’s stamp, a forged signature, and a letterhead from the provincial health department.

Police found 35 bottles of anti-retroviral medication, doctors’ stamps and other items allegedly stolen from the department in his Polokwane home.

He would appear in the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of fraud, forgery, and theft.

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