Dubai Policewoman accused of forging sick notes.
The 28-year-old Emirati got a friend to get four sick notes from various clinics in Dubai, a court heard
A policewoman has been accused of forging sick notes so that she could go to Thailand on holiday.
Prosecutors told Dubai Court of First Instance that the 28-year-old Emirati got a friend to get four sick notes from various clinics in Dubai between November 10 and November 15, 2013.
But a 41-year-old Emirati police major told the Dubai court: "We checked on the system and discovered that she left the country on November 5, 2013 and travelled to Thailand then came back on November 15, 2013."
The policewoman was caught two months after she came back from her trip, the major said. "I was making random checks on our staff vacations and found out that the accused presented four sick leave [notes] for four days from different clinics, which I felt was strange."
When questioned by the major at the time, he said she didn't answer his questions.
"She just said that she made a mistake," the police major said.
But during an investigation into the incident, the court heard that the policewoman confessed that she asked her pal to get the sick notes because she was out of the country.
When she returned, she presented them to her department as she had no more vacation days left to take. However, she denied forgery charges in court and the trial was adjourned.
The officer could be jailed for up to five years if found guilty.
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|Publication:||7 Days (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)|
|Date:||Dec 2, 2014|
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