Littleport doctor breaks silence to reveal full extent of practice manager' Yvonne Bartram's £100,000 fraud

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:00 01 March 2017

Dr Matt Stephens of St George's Medical Centre, Littleport. He has spoken for the first time about the betrayal of trust by former practice manager who stole £100,000

Dr Matt Stephens of St George's Medical Centre, Littleport. He has spoken for the first time about the betrayal of trust by former practice manager who stole £100,000

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A Littleport doctor has spoken for the first time of his manager Yvonne Bartram whose £100,000 theft "betrayed not just the partners and our families but the whole practice."

Dr Matt Stephens said: “The practice – with 11,000 patients- was thrown into turmoil and jeopardy by Mrs Bartram’s selfish action, theft and deception

“She manipulated her position at the practice to conceal her actions from the partners and staff. She stole money (paid by the NHS to the practice) continuously over three years.

“This is just what we know about. There may well be other acts she has commitment – only three of her 20 plus years of employment were investigated.”

Dr Stephens was speaking at St George’s Medical Centre where Mrs Bartram had been, until her discovery, practice manager and earning between £80-£100,000 a year.

“Mrs Bartram was on an extremely generous profit salary – certainly higher than most practice managers,” he said. “Despite this she stole additional huge amounts of money to live a life way beyond her means, funding her Elysian Horses business and helping her husband’s haulage business.”

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