Man accused of acting as a doctor to submit fraudulent medical reports

Rizwan Qayum leaves Magistrates' Court after an earlier hearing

Rizwan Qayum leaves Magistrates' Court after an earlier hearing

First published in News by , T&A Reporter

A MAN accused of acting as a doctor to submit fraudulent medical reports to claims management companies is to stand trial on October 13 at Bradford Crown Court.

Rizwan Qayum, former director of Idome Ltd, Cornwall Place, Manningham, Bradford, denies 24 allegations of dishonesty.

They involve accusations that he "acted in capacity as a doctor" to file false medical reports to insurance companies.

He is said to have dishonestly made a false representation, namely medical reports for eight people, purporting to be Mr A S Maarouf, while intending to make a gain in cash for himself.

A similar charge stated that he made another medical report for one of those eight people, this time purporting to be Dr Neil McQuire, intending to make cash for himself.

It is further alleged that he made addendum medical reports in three names, purporting to be Mr A S Maarouf.

The reports are said to be for claim management companies, to be forwarded to solicitors and used in county court.

Qayum, 40, of Elliott Street, Shipley, had his bail renewed yesterday.

His barrister, Geraldine Kelly, told the Crown Court the trial was expected to last four days.

Qayum first appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court on March 21.

The allegations are said to have taken place when he was working at Idome Ltd, based in the Tradeforce Building.

They span two years, between March, 2010 and April 2012.

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