Tuesday, October 15

Fake medical leave cert syndicate crippled

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Muhamad Zaki (second left) shows a fake medical leave certificate and other seized items at a press conference at the state police contingent headquarters, Seremban. — Bernama photo

Muhamad Zaki (second left) shows a fake medical leave certificate and other seized items at a press conference at the state police contingent headquarters, Seremban. — Bernama photo

SEREMBAN: The Commercial Crime Division of the Seremban district police headquarters (IPD) foiled a fake medical leave certificate syndicate with the arrest of nine people to assist in investigations; including two women and four civil servants last week.

Seremban OCPD ACP Muhamad Zaki said on May 18, the police received information regarding a questionable medical certificate (MC) issued by a clinic in Seremban.

“Subsequently, a report was lodged by the clinic and we have taken action and based on their statement, we have initiated investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code and Section 463 of the Penal Code.

“From the investigation, we investigated three men using fake MCs – a parking attendant of a private company, 35, who provided the lead in detecting another man, 36, from Setapak, Kuala Lumpur who supplied the false MCs. Following this, we seized seven fake MCs of various hospitals and clinics from the man,” he said during the press conference here, yesterday.

He said investigation was still ongoing and the police suspected that there were still others involved in this activity.

“Our probe revealed the activity had been ongoing since 2010. In the arrest, four civil servants were nabbed – three working in Negeri Sembilan and one in Putrajaya,” he said.

Muhamad Zaki said, following this the police had raided a house in Paroi on May 25 and detained a couple, aged 33 and 29.

“In the house we found seven booklets of fake MCs, and seized six fake medical chits, including 15 rubber stamps of various clinics and doctors issuing fake MCs.

“We have also detained two of their clients which included a woman who came personally to the house to purchase a fake MC during inspection.

“Earlier on in the investigation, it was revealed that the certificates were sold for RM20 and RM25 each,” he said. — Bernama