Edmonton doctor accused of fraudulently billing the province for as much as $4.1M
EDMONTON -- An Edmonton physician is facing fraud and theft charges after police allege she fraudulently billed the Alberta government for as much as $4.1 million.
Dr. Yifei Shi, 33, is charged with one global count each of fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000. A global charge applies to multiple instances of criminal activity.
Police in Edmonton say it received a request from Alberta Justice to assist the Service Alberta Health Investigation Unit.
Investigators believe the fraudulent billing scheme dated back as far as 2013.