UAE cop forges medical certificates for sick leave

A policeman allegedly forged medical certificates and used them to obtain sick leave during which time he was outside the UAE. (Supplied)

A policeman allegedly forged medical certificates and used them to obtain sick leave during which time he was outside the UAE, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

RH, 30, was questioned by the police because of sick leave he had taken repeatedly.

“I was assigned to check his records and investigate the medical certificates that RH had submitted. One of the medical certificates he submitted was issued by a private clinic and covered five days from June 5, 2013.  Another medical certificate he submitted was issued by Al Rashidiya Health Centre and covered the period from April 30 to May 9,” testified First Corporal Rashid Ibrahim.

The officer found out a number of medical certificates that the accused had used was issued by Al Rashidiya Health Centre.

“I checked the entry and exit dates of the accused and found out that he was outside the UAE during the dates covered by the health certificates,” he said.

The health centre, which belongs to the Ministry of Health, was informed and asked to check the medical certificates.

The centre replied that the medical certificates were forged and that the accused did not have a unified health number.

When confronted, RH admitted that he bought the forged signed and sealed medical certificates from a person called Sadeq for Dh200 each.

He admitted to filling them with his name and dates.

The court will give its verdict on March 10.
 

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