Surgeon charged over claims for false operations

The 56-year-old man has been charged with 25 offences after an investigation by SA's independent commissioner on corruption

An Adelaide surgeon has been charged with deception offences over fraudulently claiming payment for operations he never performed, or had little involvement in.

The 56-year-old man will front court in June, charged with 25 offences related to claims for more than $65,000 after an investigation by South Australia's Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

In a statement on Tuesday, Commissioner Ann Vanstone QC said the man was a surgeon at a public hospital when he submitted timesheets between June 2017 and April 2018 that