Munich (dpa / lby) - The process of suspected billing fraud in a corona test center begins on Wednesday (9.30 a.m.) at the Munich District Court. The Bavarian Central Office for Combating Fraud and Corruption in the Health Service (ZKG) assumes that the two operators billed the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians for significantly more tests than they actually carried out.
They are said to have offered rapid corona tests from the end of January 2022 until their arrest in mid-April 2022 and used a cell phone shop in the Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district as a corona test station.
"This is a case of major importance for the ZKG, after all, the notable allegation led to the arrest of a defendant," says a ZKG spokesman. In one month alone, the accused are said to have wrongly received more than 150,000 euros for their test station in the mobile phone shop. The investigators were able to stop the payment of the amounts billed for March 2022 in good time.
The ZKG has been responsible for investigations in connection with corona tests in Bavaria since June 2021. By the end of 2022, 84 proceedings against persons known by name and 23 proceedings against persons unknown by name were conducted in connection with the operation of corona test centers.