Victoria Point doctor charged with fraud, forgery and supplying dangerous drugs

Police have charged a 65-year-old Victoria Point man with four counts of supplying dangerous drugs and one count each of attempting to pervert the course of justice, forgery and fraud.

It follows a protracted investigation into allegations a medical professional forged a document claiming a sexual assault victim had withdrawn a complaint against him.

The investigation included a search on February 10 at a Redland Bay medical facility during which prescription records and medical claims were seized.

The investigation also examined allegations the medical professional engaged another man to intimidate the victim into signing the false document.

The medical professional was allegedly the subject of a complaint of sexual assault in September 2011.

He was not charged by police, but action was taken against him by a medical professional body.

Police will allege that in January 2014, the now suspended medical professional produced a document which purported to show a sexual assault victim had withdrawn a complaint against him.

He engaged a 37-year-old man and allegedly paid him money and provided him with a large number of written prescriptions for steroids and other dangerous drugs in exchange for intimidating the woman to sign the false document.

It will be alleged that the man did not follow through with the agreement, but forged her signature himself.

Believing the signature to be legitimate, the suspended medical professional forwarded the letter to a medical professional body.

The medical professional body and a 37-year-old woman made a complaint of forgery to the police in relation to the document in May 2014.

Cleveland detectives investigating an unrelated matter arrested a 37-year-old Coomera man after executing a search warrant at a Victoria Point address on June 15, 2014.

The Coomera man was arrested for trafficking in dangerous drugs following the location of prescriptions, a prescription pad and a large sum of cash.

Police allege he obtained a significant number of dangerous drugs by filling prescriptions written by the suspended medical professional.

This enabled him to obtain large quantities of steroids as well as Valium, oxycontin and weight-loss tablets which were then allegedly sold online for a profit.

The Victoria Point man is due to appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court on March 22.


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