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False sick leaves lands three in jail


Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has ordered 3 persons be detained for 14 days pending investigation into accusation of forging official documents to obtain undeserved sick leaves.

Suspecting the originality of the presented sick leave certificates, employer of the suspects inquired from the hospital which have presumably generated them. After investigation, the hospital discovered the certificate were not genuine. A nurse in the hospital's archive provided the employees with certificates with false signatures and true stamps.

The suspects used to SMS the nurse, Asian national, who would prepare sick leaves certificates for them upon order. Certificates were attested by Abu Dhabi Health Authority who certified the originality of the seals.

The employer's legal affairs filed a case with Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution who ordered the detention of the three suspects pending investigation.