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GP one of two charged over insurance fraud ring

A GENERAL practitioner from Bankstown is one of two men charged as part of an ongoing investigation into Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance fraud syndicates operating across Sydney.

In August 2016, Strike Force Ravens was formed to investigate syndicates allegedly targeting the CTP insurance scheme following recommendations of the CTP Task Force.
In April 2019, detectives executed search warrants at properties in Pyrmont and Bass Hill, and a Bankstown medical practice, where documentation and electronic storage devices were seized for forensic examination.
As part of ongoing inquiries, strike force investigators received information that a university had received false medical certificates, which were suspected to be attempts to evade fees under the NSW Government’s student visa training scheme.
Similar medical certificates were also allegedly suspected of being submitted for fraudulent CTP insurance claims.
Earlier this month, strike force investigators arrested a 46-year-old man at a home at Bass Hill and he was charged with make false document to obtain financial advantage, use false document to obtain financial advantage, attempt to dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, and conspire with other to cheat and defraud.
Police will allege in court that the man coordinated the supply of fraudulent medical certificates which were submitted as part of CTP insurance and university fee claims.
Following further investigations, a 50-year-old general practitioner was charged with attempt to dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, conspire with other to cheat and defraud, and make false document to obtain financial advantage.
Police will allege in court that the man created fraudulent medical records and certificates that were subsequently submitted as part of CTP insurance and university fee claims.