Cops bust fake medical cert syndicate, nab 6

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim(second from left), with his officers around him, showing the items seized from a syndicate selling fake medical certs

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted a syndicate selling fake medical leave certificates in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said six individuals – five men and a woman – were separately detained from April 22 to April 27 in connection with this.

“The Sentul district Commercial Crime Investigation Department received a report from an individual who was suspicious of the medical leave certificates submitted by her staff.

“She had received two medical leave certificates (MC) from her staff but when she checked with the named hospital, she found that the hospital had not issued MCs to her staff and there was also no record of treatment on them,” he told reporters today.

Following investigations, police found that a syndicate was moving around the city selling MCs for RM25.00 a piece since early 2017.

He said the syndicate members had visited the clinics and hospitals, got the names of the doctors there and then had rubber stamps done.

He said police raided three houses – in Pandan Indah, Ampang and Cheras – and a printing company in Seri Kembangan.

“From the raids, we seized 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, a keyboard and mouse, and one portable hard disk.”

Mazlan said two of the suspects were remanded and freed on police bail on April 23 while the other four would be remanded until April 30.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.