Khush Thapar (SW52041) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of conviction whilst registered as a social worker with the HCPC.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mrs Thapar was convicted at Croydon Crown Court of furnishing false information relating in accounts. She was sentenced to 16 weeks custody, suspended for two years.
The Panel further heard that Mrs Thapar’s conviction related to her receipt of direct payments to cover her assessed needs related to her physical health whilst working for Croydon Council. It was discovered that a sum of £6,365 was received dishonestly.
Panel Chair P Geering commented:
“The conviction is serious. It is an allegation of dishonesty and is so serious that it has the potential of undermining public confidence in the profession if no action were taken.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Khush Thapar to be struck off the HCPC Register.
Mrs Thapar was present at the hearing but was unrepresented.