Bogus doctor jailed for forging prescriptions

The court also jailed a Yemeni warehouse supervisor for six months for aiding and abetting the first defendant.

By Amira Agarib/principal Correspondent

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Published: Sun 31 May 2015, 12:58 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:40 PM

Dubai — The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced a 23-year-old Jordanian to one year in jail and fined him Dh250,000 for posing as a doctor and using forged medical prescriptions to buy controlled drugs.

The court also jailed a Yemeni warehouse supervisor for six months for aiding and abetting the first defendant.

According to the case file, in May last year, the first defendant posed as a doctor and bought official stamps, which he used for forging medical prescriptions. He used these prescriptions to buy controlled medicines.

The defendant has been convicted of forgery, impersonation, using forged documents and possessing and consuming mind-altering substances.

With his arrest, the police recovered controlled drugs and medical stamp from his car.

The defendant printed out six medical prescriptions from the Dubai Health Authority website.

amira@khaleejtimes.com



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