Judith Collins seeks briefing on health fraud
Judith Collins MP National Party Health Spokeswoman
Judith Collins seeks briefing on health
National Party Health spokeswoman Judith Collins is
planning to ask for a select committee briefing about the
fraud conviction of a Health Ministry contractor who stole a
large sum of public money.
According to reports today, a
49-year-old contractor at the Health Ministry has been
convicted after pleading guilty to stealing $2.3m through a
computer payment system.
The court was reportedly told
that the fraudster also tried unsuccessfully to steal
another $23 million.
"The public needs to be assured that
the systems put in place by the Government to protect public
money are up to the task.
"Given today's conviction we
also need to know that this kind of scam can't happen
"For the sake of transparency, I plan to make a
request for officials to brief the health select committee,
in private if necessary," says Ms Collins.
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