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Woman employed as psychiatrist in west Cumbria charged with fraud
By Melissa Major
August 19, 2020

UK Psych Zholia Alemi

UK Psych Zholia Alemi

A FIFTY-seven-year-old woman who was formerly employed as a psychiatrist in west Cumbria has been charged with fraud.

Police have confirmed that they charged Zholia Alemi yesterday with a total of 13 alleged offences.

Formerly of High Harrington, Alemi was charged after a lengthy investigation was carried out by detectives from the area’s Crime and Safeguarding Team.

The allegations Alemi faces are:

* Two counts of making a false instrument with intent it be accepted as genuine

* Eight counts of fraud by false representation

* Three counts of obtaining a pecuniary advantage

The defendant – who previously worked in a Workington dementia clinic with elderly patients – will appear appear before Manchester City Magistrates’ Court on September 22. It is not known whether she will be in a position at that point to enter pleas.

Police have released no further details of the alleged frauds.