Two dentists have been spared jail after being convicted of defrauding the NHS of over £46,000. Despite earning more than £100,000 each, they doubled their profits by charging the NHS for work they'd done on private patients in a Hinckley dental practice.
Liz Wood, and anti-fraud specialist from NHS protect who helped bring the charges against Dr Werner Muller and Dr John Atkinson, says the job of the NHS is to provide for patients, not act as a benevolent fund for dentists.
Two dentists who defrauded the NHS out of more than £46,000 while working from a practice in Hinckley in Leicestershire have been spared prison sentences today.
45 year old Dr Werner Muller and 64-year-old Dr John Atkinson were given 12 month suspended sentences and 300 hours if community service.
Both are likely to be struck off by the general dental council.
They were found guilty of a double charging fraud by billing the NHS for private work they did at the Clarendon Road Dental practice in Hinckley.