An Edmonton doctor has withdrawn from practicing and is facing two charges after police allege she fraudulently billed the Alberta government more than $3.5 million.
The Edmonton Police Service economic crimes section was contacted in April by Alberta Justice to help the Service Alberta health investigations unit arrest Dr. Yifei Shi.
It’s alleged the 33-year-old fraudulently billed the Alberta government between $3.5 to $4.1 million in fees for services since 2013.
Shi is facing one count each of fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000.
In a statement, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta said Shi has agreed to withdraw from practice after her arrest.
According to the statement, the criminal investigation takes priority over a CPSA investigation, but the college may open its own afterwards if necessary.