A convicted fraudster has been ordered to pay back almost £200,000.

Dr Benjamin Chang, 57, of Sunnyfield, Mill Hill, submitted false medical claims worth £183,752.50 and was jailed for two years in January 2017 on one count of fraud by false representation and one count for being in possession of articles for use in fraud and money laundering.

Now, Chang has been ordered to pay back the funds following an investigation from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED).

DS Matthew Hussey, of IFED, said: "Chang’s deceitful actions have led to him not only serving time in prison, but also now having to pay back the money that he fraudulently gained.

"The City of London Police and the Crown Prosecution Service worked together to ensure that Chang did not benefit from his illegal actions and we are pleased that he will now be paying the price.

"This money will be returned to the victims of the crime and will go some way towards repaying them for being defrauded."

Chang, a registered but not practising GP at the time, was employed to conduct medical examinations on behalf of solicitors, on those making personal injury claims.

He would invoice the solicitors through his medical agency, Hertford Healthcare, and then again through a company called Proteus Healthcare, which he said was due to 8-10 physiotherapy sessions each of the patients took part in.

It was discovered Proteus Healthcare did not exist, along with its physiotherapist employee, and the address it was registered to belonged to another company who had no knowledge of Proteus.

DS Hussey added: "Chang abused his position for a number of years and the extensive investigation into his criminal behaviour and the sentence that followed shows that justice has been served. We hope this serves as a warning to anyone involved in this type of criminal activity that crime does not pay."

Chang was arrested on May 16, 2014, charged on April 8, 2016 and was sentenced at the Old Bailey to two years in prison on January 27.

The IFED and CPS sought to have the money confiscated and at the Old Bailey on December 15, 2017, Chang was ordered to pay £183,000 within three months or face an additional two years in prison.