Greek prosecutor charges 6 with fraud over IKA scam

An Athens prosecutor on Tuesday brought fraud charges against a doctor working for the Social Security Foundation (IKA), four pharmacists and the representative of an unnamed pharmaceutical firm who are alleged to have caused IKA to suffer losses of more than 100,000 by forging prescriptions for expensive medicines.

The doctor is alleged to have issued an unspecified number of prescriptions in an an apparent bid to boost the salesman’s business at IKA’s expense.