KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted and syndicate selling fake medical certificates in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, with the arrests of six individuals.
City police chief Commisioner Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police were alerted after receiving a report from an individual at the City Health Department on April 12.
"The complaint was suspended by the medical leave certificates (MC) submitted by her staff.
"She had received two medical leave certificates from her staff but when she checked out the named hospital, she found that the hospital had not issued MCs to her staff and there was also a record of treatment on them," he told reporters at the KL Police Headquarters, Here Today.
Mazlan said the report, police interrogated the perpetrators who submitted the MC and the investigation revealed that he had paid RM25 for the MC from the third party since 2017.
He said the Syndicate members had visited the clinics and hospitals, had the names of the doctors there and then had the rubber stamps done.
During a follow-up operation, on April 22 and April 27, shelves arrived five men and a woman and raided three houses in Pandan Indah, Ampang and Cheras.
“Investigators have 216 types of stamps (both private and government clinics / hospitals), 4,631 MCs (both private and government clinics / hospitals), 257 official receipt books (private clinics), five handphones, one computer, and keyboard and mouse, and one portable hard drive. ”