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Dermatologist sentenced to five years prison
Luxembourg

Dermatologist sentenced to five years prison

14.03.2012 From our online archive
A Luxembourg dermatologist who cheated health insurance providers out of 162,000 euros has been sentenced to five years in prison, with two and a half years suspended, and a 75,000 euro fine.

(CS) A Luxembourg dermatologist who cheated health insurance providers out of 162,000 euros has been sentenced to five years in prison, with two and a half years suspended, and a 75,000 euro fine.

The 51-year-old was accused of billing no less than 2,851 forged medical receipts between 2005 and 2008, causing damages of around 162,000 euros.

It would appear though, that the doctor himself hardly profited from the scam, with patients scoring most of the benefits.

The dermatologist had carried out more complex procedures, which insurance would normally not cover entirely, under the code 1D22. This code is normally used to signify the removal of more than four benign skin tumours, which insurance pays for.

The man was also ordered to reimburse health insurance providers.