Man who defrauded NHS in baby milk scam ordered to repay £30,000

Thu 23rd, Nov

A man who defrauded the NHS in a baby milk scam has been ordered to pay back more than £30,000.

Man who defrauded NHS in baby milk scam ordered to repay £30,000 A man who defrauded the NHS in a baby milk scam has been ordered to pay back more than £30,000. On Friday (17 November), Jun He, 48, of Hereford Close, Crawley, was ordered by Ipswich Crown Court to pay back the money during a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) confiscation hearing. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after being convicted of money laundering. Jun He had been buying large quantities of a lactose free baby milk called Neocate on the Internet, and selling it on for a significant profit. His activities came to light after he actively sought out people selling Neocate on the Internet so that he could purchase it and sell it on for profit. Following the sentencing the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU) started an investigation into Jun He’s financial affairs and brought POCA proceedings against him. Jun He was ordered to pay a total sum of £30,171.90, of which £13,658.10 is to be paid in compensation to NHS England. He must pay the money within a period of three months, or face six months imprisonment. Detective Inspector Rob Turner of ERSOU’s Regional Economic Crime Unit said: “The Order made by the court brings to a close a complex investigation conducted alongside our colleagues in Suffolk. We’re pleased this man, who blatantly sought to exploit our valuable health service, will now be made to pay back the money he made through illegal means.”