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Nurse fined over NHS fraud

A court in Scotland has fined a nurse  who told her employers she was going off sick because of stress has been fined.

As reported on, 46 year-old Norah Terris, of Sherbrook Road, Rosyth, Fife, had signed off from her work at the Western General Hospital with stress.

The hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how Ms Terris had received occupational and statutory sick pay, after sending her employers a medical form. 

However, her bosses received information that she was working for the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, run by Acorn Healthcare Services Ltd of Dunfermline.

Terris was fined £200 and ordered to pay NHS Lothian compensation of £254.26 after admitting fraud.

Sheriff James Farrell allowed Terris to pay the fine and compensation at the rate of £75 a month.

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