15 Mar '12, 8pm

@JohnrashtonJohn such as this perhaps?

Taxi firm cons the NHS out of £250K A courier firm swindled the NHS out of £250,000 for journeys that never happened. A Sunday Mirror investigation has revealed how Lewis Day Medical Services billed for phantom trips supposed to have been made by a non-existent driver. The bogus driver, "Stuart Villas", was given a false North London address and fake contact numbers. He was also given a driver number - MCO1 - and a computer file was set up to list all the "journeys" he made on behalf of London's Imperial College NHS trust. An average of 20 journeys were faked EVERY DAY, and the scam lasted for more than 18 months. The minimum charge for each journey was £8.60. But some cost cashstrapped hospitals £109 a time. In one instance Villas's fake ID was used to charge £73.20 to take a patient with lung disease just two miles home. In fact, the trip had been cancelled hours before ...

Full article: http://www.taxi-driver.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=11365

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