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IKA to ax any doctors found to have role in fraud ring

The management of the IKA social security foundation on Friday ruled in favor of the dismissal of any doctors who may be involved in a benefit fraud ring that was cracked by police earlier this week.

The Financial Police on Thursday arrested seven people in connection with the alleged embezzlement of 360,000 euros from IKA and the OAEE fund for freelancers and the self-employed by issuing forged diagnoses of worksite accidents with the help of doctors.

At least 17 doctors working for the organizations are being probed in connection with the racket.