A locum consultant who worked at an Inverness hospital will face a review hearing later this month.
Shepherd Chigwada was suspended in October last year after being found to have made several false claims for hours worked.
The doctor was caught out after being clocked speeding on the M6 in Cumbria, some 300 miles from the Highland capital, when he claimed he was working.
Dr Chigwada worked as a locum specialty doctor at New Craigs Hospital between November 11, 2013 and May 2, 2014.
At his original hearing last year he admitted a number of allegations relating to submitted timesheets he knew were inaccurate and false.
He also claimed time in lieu which he was not entitled to.
He also falsely denied using a hire car provided by NHS Highland outside of work in February and April during his time in the north.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearing heard that senior staff at the health board were “complimentary” about Dr Chigwada’s clinical ability.
However, the panel said the doctor was not a “credible witness” when he gave evidence, describing him as “evasive” and giving “speculative and incredible answers” to account for his actions.
The doctor was suspended for 12 months and his case will now be considered again by the MPTS at an appeal hearing on Monday, October 17 in Manchester.