Lincolnshire NHS trust victim in £12m fraud and money laundering scandal

A Lincolnshire NHS trust was among a number of public bodies named as victims in a £12 million fraud and money laundering investigation.

Some 15 suspects were charged over the course of the last two days with offences relating to fraud allegations which concern Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Economic Crime Unit of Lincolnshire Police, supported by NHS Protect and colleagues from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, and Guernsey Police has been conducting the operation.

The investigation, Operation Tarlac, commenced in September 2011 when LPFT reported being the victim of a fraud.

Since such time the investigation has linked 18 other offences where the victims have included other NHS Trusts and different public bodies throughout the UK, together with the States of Guernsey Government.

Approximately £12m was diverted from these organisations.

Nine people have been charged with conspiracy to defraud between January 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012.

  • Oluwatoyin ALLISON -(48yrs) from London
  • Arif HABIB -(54yrs) from Glasgow
  • Asif HABIB -(51yrs) resident of Dubai
  • Imtiaz KHODA -(42yrs) resident of Dubai
  • Mohammad NADEEM -(31yrs) from Worcester
  • Abdul NAEEM -(33yrs) from Worcester
  • Kalpesh PATEL -(43yrs) resident of Dubai
  • Monica THOMSON -(38yrs) from Airdrie, Scotland
  • Stephen TYNDALE -(45yrs) from London

These nine and a further five people, have also been charged with conspiracy to launder criminal property between the same period.

  • Abdul GHAFFAR -(66yrs) from, Worcester
  • Tariq KHAN -(33yrs) resident of Dubai
  • Zahid MUHAMMED -(46yrs) from Glasgow
  • Shazia NISA -(33yrs) from the West Midlands
  • Yagnesh PATEL -(44yrs) from Middlesex

In addition to these fourteen, Oghogho EHANIRE -(41yrs) of Preston, was charged with one offence of entering into an arrangement to launder criminal property.

All fifteen suspects are due to attend Lincoln Magistrates Court on Friday, September 4 2015 in relation to these charges.