A nurse and her husband were taken into police custody Tuesday, December 1 in Marseille, suspected of having defrauded the health insurance of more than 1.3 million euros with the help of false invoices, learned the AFP to the public prosecutor.
The investigation by the Interministerial Research Group (GIR) of Marseille and the Central Office for the Fight Against Illegal Work (OCLTI) revealed, at the end of an investigation of several months, "
a massive fraud characterized by false
“, Detailed prosecutor Dominique Laurens in a press release.
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The liberal nurse and her husband are particularly suspected of having invoiced for unrealized acts and wrote "
false prescriptions usurping the name, quality and stamp of several doctors
" according to the prosecution.
Several primary health insurance funds (CPAM) throughout the national territory were victims of the scam according to Ms. Laurens.
At the end of their custody, the couple were released.
At the same time, the investigators and the Marseille prosecutor's office seized a vehicle and more than 230,000 euros in the bank accounts of the suspects,
" said the prosecutor.
In January 2018, two-year prison sentences, including one firm, were imposed in Lyon on a liberal nurse and a midwife who had defrauded 630,000 euros from Social Security between 2009 and 2014.