Man given suspended sentence for link to Framlingham woman’s prescription fraud

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

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A man who purchased specialist baby milk which had been fraudulently obtained by a woman from Framlingham has been given a suspended prison sentence.

The Neocate milk, which is supplied for babies who are lactose intolerant, was worth £16,000 to the NHS but was sold to Jun He, aged 48, for £2,400.

On Thursday, at Ipswich Crown Court, He, of Hereford Close in Crawley was sentenced to an 18-month jail term, which was suspended for two years.

The milk had previously been obtained on prescription by Sarah Moore, aged 35, of Tudor Close in Framlingham, who last year was given a four-month prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months.

She had admitted fraud by falsely representing that she required additonal supplies of Neocate on prescription.

When she was sentenced, the court heard that Moore managed to obtain £16,000 worth of the product which was far more than she actually needed and had sold it via the internet for personal gain.

The man who purchased the milk was He, who pleaded guilty to acquiring a quantity of Neocate milk, knowing it was the proceeds of criminal conduct, between January 2013 and March 2014.

Moore’s over-ordering of Neocate and the subsequent purchase of the milk by He came to light as a result of an NHS stocktake.