Emirati cop jailed for forging sick leave certificates
Dubai - The police found the accused spent some of the disputed off-days on vacation in Thailand
A policeman, accused of submitting forged sick leave certificates to his workplace to unlawfully avail of off-days, was sentenced to three months in jail.
The Court of First Instance was told the 30-year-old Emirati cop applied for sick leaves several times in a short span of time which prompted his superiors to go through his file and check the documents he submitted. Some of those papers were fake.
During internal probe, the police found the accused spent some of the disputed off-days on vacation in Thailand and was not actually sick as he had claimed. By going over his travel activities according to his passport, it appeared he spent the sick leaves abroad including a trip to Thailand.
Court documents show he would obtain the forms signed and sealed for Dh 200 each and then fill them with false information in Arabic whenever he needed to justify his absence from work.
The court decision remains subject to be appealed.