Birmingham health worker on fraud and deception charges
A Birmingham health worker has been granted conditional bail after appearing in court accused of fraud and deception.
Abdul Pirzada, 49, of Tyseley, is accused of four counts of fraud by false representation and obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.
He was not required to enter pleas when he appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.
He is due to appear again at the court on 30 November.
The charges relate to practices and health centres in the Alum Rock, Aston, Small Heath and Sparkhill areas of the city.
The charges follow a joint investigation by West Midlands Police, Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust and NHS Birmingham East and North.
Anyone who attends a GP practice in the area has been told to contact the Patient Advice Liaison Service.