Dentist Fraud Trial

A dentist is facing jail today after being found guilty of the biggest ever fraud in the history of the health service.

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Judge's comments on dental fraud

Dr. Joyce Trail, 50, has been found guilty along with her daughter Nyri Sterling,33, of conspiracy to defraud the NHS of £1.4 million.

She lived in a £1.2 million house while declaring an income of less than £50,000 a year to the Inland Revenue.

Judge Peter Carr said today

In your case there is no other option than a substantial sentence of imprisonment, the only thing I need to decide is its length.

"You abused your position as a professional and you abused your position as a dentist. You have effectively stolen a large amount of money that was not available to an already overstretched health service."

– Judge Peter Carr

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