Police in the city of Iraklio, Crete on Saturday said they were investigating complaints against a local doctor accused of stealing money from his patients when they visited his private surgery. Three people, a man and two women, have filed complaints against the doctor with the Iraklio police.
They claim that the doctor took advantage of the time when they were undergoing examination in order to remove money from their bags and other personal effects.
The 50-year-old man reported that while he was under medical supervision at the doctor's surgery, the latter managed in some way to take 470 euros out of his bag, which contained a total 800 euro.
Similarly, two women aged 61 and 54 years old, respectively, said that the same doctor had taken 1600 and 100 euro from their purses.
The 51-year-old doctor was not arrested because the complaints were filed after the three-day period allowing immediate arrest and trial before a police court for those 'caught in the act'.