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Jail for Queensland GP guilty of $360k Medicare fraud

A Queensland doctor who fleeced Medicare of more than $360,000 by submitting thousands of false claims has been sentenced to four years’ jail.

Tony Mufutau Oluwatoyin Bakare, 50, was found guilty on Wednesday of obtaining financial advantage by deception.

Dr Tony Mufutau Oluwatoyin Bakare (left) outside Brisbane District Court this week.

Dr Tony Mufutau Oluwatoyin Bakare (left) outside Brisbane District Court this week.Credit:AAP

Bakare was in a position of trust and is likely to endure shame as a result of the offence, Brisbane District Court Judge Tony Moynihan said on Thursday.

He submitted about 4000 claims for services he did not perform because he was overseas or the patient was dead at the time.

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