Niagara Falls ophthalmologist charged with fraud

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The OPP have charged a Niagara Falls eye doctor with fraud.

53 year old Andrew Taylor from Toronto has been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 and uttering a forged document.

Police officials tell us the fraud charges stem from bills submitted to OHIP for services that were never provided or were billed inappropriately.

This isn't the first time the ophthalmologist has made headlines:

In May 2017 Taylor launched an appeal after the College of Physicians and Surgeons ordered his medical license be revoked.

The college stated he had 'engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable, or unprofessional conduct involving billing for medical procedures that were not performed and instructing members of his staff to create, alter, or otherwise manipulate medical records related to such procedures.'

The college's decision related to allegations patients were being billed for a more expensive laser eye procedure than they actually received at his Lasik Provision clinic in 2002 and 2003.

In August of that same year, Taylor resigned as the head of ophthalmology at the Niagara Health System