The Health Department believes allegations one of its staff tampered with urine samples at the request of a Gypsy Joker bikie are isolated.
WA Police and the Corruption and Crime Commission charged six people after a joint investigation that concluded on Wednesday.
It is alleged a Beckenham man, 45, described as being a senior Gypsy Joker “procured” a 40-year-old Tom Price woman who worked for PathWest to provide “clean” urine test results for two of his employees so they could get mining jobs.
Yesterday, a North Metropolitan Area spokeswoman said PathWest was working with the CCC.
“We believe this is an isolated case,” she said.
“This is the first alleged incident of its kind in the more than 20 years that PathWest has performed testing in this area.”
The accused woman, who is facing two counts of acting corruptly as a public officer, and a 43-year-old Tom Price man are also facing charges over the discovery of a substance believed to be heroin.
The Beckenham man is facing the same corruption charge as the woman for allegedly procuring her to tamper with the urine samples.
Two of his employees, 41 and 21, from Parmelia and Roleystone respectively, have been charged with gaining benefit by fraud. It is alleged the benefit was jobs in the mining industry.A 24-year-old man involved in contracting the pair has been charged with two counts of gaining benefit by fraud.
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