In Bourges, a nurse sentenced for having defrauded 320,000 € from Health Insurance

The correctional court of Bourges (Cher) delivered, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, its verdict in the case of a nurse who appeared for fraud on Health Insurance. The hearing was held on Friday 1er April 2022 and the prosecutor had requested a two-year suspended prison sentence. The defendant was finally given this sentence, reports France Bleu Berry. She was accused of embezzling €320,000.

Prohibited from liberal activity

The 51-year-old health professional was also banned from exercising her profession with the status of a liberal worker. Finally, she will have to repay the money unduly received. The fraud lasted from 2014 to 2019, during which time the nurse filled in existing prescriptions or created fake ones, the radio station explained. These documents related to acts that she had not necessarily performed.

Among the latter, home visits, sometimes at night, therefore resulting in additional fees, indicate our colleagues. The caregiver’s lawyer assured that his client had no desire to enrich herself illegally but had only wished to provide her patients with more appropriate care after oversights by doctors. Still, the defendant had, for example, added the handwritten mention “AR” for the automatic renewal of drug prescriptions, without the agreement of the author of the prescription.

In Bourges, a nurse sentenced for having defrauded 320,000 € from Health Insurance

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