Monday, April 27, 2009

Woman given 30 months in jail for drug scam

From Toronto Sun:
An Etobicoke pharmacist and her son exploited homeless men to bilk the province out of at least $500,000 in bogus prescription claims.

Abimbola "Bola" Kabiawu, a pharmacist-owner of Kipling Guardian Pharmacy, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, and she and her son, Oluwarotimi "Tim" Kabiawu, were ordered to repay more than $200,000, a judgment released yesterday stated.

The two took part in a scheme in which residents of Seaton House shelter obtained pricey prescriptions from doctors, Madam Justice Alison Harvison Young wrote.

The prescriptions were never filled and the pharmacist submitted the claims and gave some cash to the customers.

Both Kabiawu and her son were ordered to repay $204,000, the amount of the fraud they had personally pocketed, minus the $41,000 they'd already repaid. ...more

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