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Dentist who amassed huge shoe collection by swindling £1.4m from NHS is ordered to pay it all back

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  • Joyce Trail, 51, from Sutton Coldfield, was jailed in 2012 for claim fraud
  • Falsely claimed for dental work on dead patients, or those she didn’t treat
  • She spent the proceeds of her scams on jewellery, holidays and shoes
  • Now the conwoman has been told she must pay the £1,376,423.80 back
  • Judge Peter Carr made a compensation order at Warwick Crown Court
  • And he said Trail must begin by repaying £358,281.87 within 18 months


A dentist jailed after she made more than £1million by fraudulently claiming for dental work on the NHS has been ordered to pay the whole lot back by a judge.

Joyce Trail, 51, from Sutton Coldfield, had submitted 100 claims for patients who were dead, and triple-claimed for others during a scam netting her £1,376,423.80 from 7,141 fraudulent claims.

She then splashed out on designer shoes and clothes, luxury homes, £1,000-a-night hotel suites in the Caribbean and America, and private schooling for her granddaughters.

Now, however, the conwoman has been told she must pay the proceeds of what was one of the biggest frauds in the history of the NHS back.

Trail, who was jailed for six and a half years in October 2012, must start her repayments to the NHS by handing over £358,281.87 within 18 months to the NHS.

At a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Warwick Crown Court yesterday, Judge Peter Carr made a compensation order for £1,376,423.80, meaning any assets Trail has now or in the future may be seized by the NHS.

And he ordered that she repay £358,281.87 of it within 18 months.

Prosecutor Miranda Moore QC told the court that the money was to be paid ‘as part of a compensation order to the NHS who were the losers to the tune of just under £1.37million.’
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