Court decision: Bonn doctor said to have cheated several lovers out of money

Court decision : Bonn doctor said to have cheated several lovers out of money

On Tuesday, the Bonn Regional Court sentenced a 41-year-old doctor from Bonn to four years and nine months in prison for fraud in 24 cases. It took 30 days of trial to deal with the countless accusations against the man.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Bonn Regional Court sentenced a 41-year-old doctor from Bonn to four years and nine months in prison for fraud in 24 cases. In addition, the doctor was found guilty of theft, coercion, and abuse of job titles. The case was a special challenge for the chamber, the presiding judge Jens Rausch stated right at the beginning of the several-hour verdict. After all, it took 30 days of trial to deal with the countless accusations against the man.

"On the one hand, one could gain the impression that a seriously criminal man was presenting the Bonn judiciary with great challenges," Rausch continued. On the other hand, one must also try to understand the person. In any case, an expert opinion had shown that the accused suffered from a narcissistic personality disorder.

After graduating from high school, the young man first enrolled in dentistry at the University of Bonn in order to switch to human medicine after completing his preclinical studies. After completing his studies at the University of Bonn, the newly licensed doctor actually wanted to complete his training as a specialist in neurology and psychiatry. However, because he realised that he could earn much more money in a short period of time as a doctor on remuneration, he gave up this goal.

The lucrative work at clinics all over Germany quickly pushed the man to his limits and so he recalled several insurance policies he had taken out. He then applied for daily sick pay from them, but he did not completely give up his activity as a doctor on remuneration and collected several times in this way.

In addition, he is said to have issued excessive fee invoices and tried in vain and with falsified documents to take out further insurance policies. Although he has been privately insured for a long time, he has also tried to gain access to statutory health insurance.

Because of his personality disorder, the doctor was apparently unable to cope with the financial collapse and looked for other ways to maintain his elaborate lifestyle. The married man and father had already bought a villa on the Venusberg and another property in Siegburg; his fleet included a Porsche Panamera, a Ford Transit and a Tesla.

Because he apparently saw himself confirmed in love relationships with women, he used his charm to maintain up to four relationships at the same time. In these he not only satisfied his sexual, but also his financial needs. With skill he got three women to give him money: With a nurse he is said to have had a wild but special love relationship, in the course of which he borrowed money.

When he had received it, however, he quickly stopped contacting her. He also denied the payment after the relationship had ended. After the woman presented a receipt, he denied that it came from him and when finally even a handwriting expert opinion confirmed the authenticity of his signature, he changed his statement to the effect that the amount involved the costs for a total of 25 Botox treatments.

He also established relationships with two other women, a banker and a doctor, according to which the victims were several hundred thousand Euro poorer and one of them one child richer. Allegedly, he borrowed large amounts of money from lucrative investments. In one case, the amount he had robbed totalled over 360,000 Euro: "I can only give you one tip: Give me the money," he is said to have (decided on) declared to the banker, who had just separated from her husband and expected a larger sum from him as a replacement for the house she shared.

Because the doctor didn't prove to be so gullible, he had to give her the papers for the Panamera as a deposit. The total loss from insurance fraud and amorous fraud is said to have amounted to around 820,000 Euro. The defense does not rule out an appeal, the public prosecutor's office had requested a prison sentence of six and a half years.

(Original text: Leif Kubik; Translation: Mareike Graepel)

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