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Aberdeen pharmacist facing six figure confiscation order

A pharmacist from Aberdeen has been ordered to pay £432,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, Conrad Chau was made subject of the Confiscation Order after previously having pled guilty to numerous charges of fraud.

The offences took place in 2013 while Chau was owner of the Holburn Pharmacy. He forged prescriptions to get pharmaceutical manufacturers to send him drugs that he sold on for profit.

On 7 October 2016 he pled guilty to twelve charges of fraud, two charges of attempted fraud and one charge under VAT legislation and was sentenced on 4 November 2016 to 20 months imprisonment.