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Dentist jailed for conning NHS out of £1.5m

A West Midlands dentist who lived a luxury globe-trotting lifestyle while conning the NHS out of £1.5 million has been jailed for seven years.

Dr Joyce Trail has been jailed for seven years. Credit: ITV Central

Dr Joyce Trail perpetrated the three-year fraud to fund stays in £1,000-a-night hotel suites in the United States and the Caribbean, and pay for a designer shoe collection "to make Imelda Marcos proud".

Jailing Trail at Coventry Crown Court, Judge Peter Carr said the 50-year-old grandmother's offences had been motivated by pure greed.