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Dr. Yifei Shi arrested for fraud

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Dr. Yifei Shi. is facing two charges for billing 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
but the college may open its own afterwards if necessary.