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Beaumont Hospital doctor charged with embezzlement

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 13:14:50-04

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has charged a Beaumont doctor with embezzling more than $100,000. 

It is alleged that on Feb. 13, 2015, Dr. Iqbal Abdul Nasir -- then president of Beaumont Trenton Hospital's Medical Executive Committee-- fraudulently placed the Committee's $116,000 deposit into his personal account. 

Officials say Nasir also allegedly did not have permission to move any money from the Committee's account into his personal account. 

Nasir's probable cause hearing is scheduled for Oct. 30.

He received a $100,000 personal bond.

Beaumont recently released this statement regarding Dr. Nasir: 

Dr. Nasir was not appointed as chief of staff by Beaumont. He is a physician in a private clinical practice elected by his peers to be chief of the medical staff, a separate, independent body. The medical staff funds and controls the private bank account at issue. Beaumont and our donors do not contribute to it. The account covers professional development expenses, such as continuing medical education. The allegations against Dr. Nasir do not involve patient care, our highest priority. We will work with local law enforcement and cooperate with this investigation. Dr. Nasir has some administrative duties at the hospital, and leadership is evaluating appropriate next steps regarding those duties.