KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested six for their involvement in a syndicate selling fake medical leave certificates (MC) here.
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police began investigations after receiving a report from an alert assistant administration officer at the City Health Department on April 12.
"In her report, she claimed that she received the certificate from her staff member for Feb 11 and Feb 12 and felt something was amiss. She called the hospital for verification and found that the MC was fake," he told reporters at the City police headquarters on Tuesday (April 30).
He said following the report, police interrogated the person who submitted the fake MC and the investigation revealed that he paid RM25 for the MC from a third party.
"We conducted follow-up operations between April 22 and April 27 and arrested five men and a woman and raided three houses in Pandan Indah, Ampang and Cheras.
"We found 216 doctor's stamps, 4,631 MC slips, 257 MC booklets and receipt books. We also seized five mobile phones, a computer and a portable hard drive," he said, adding that the investigation revealed the syndicate had been active since 2017.
Comm Mazlan said the woman arrested was believed to be in charge of printing the MC booklets, while one of the men arrested was believed to be in charge of marketing the syndicate's services.
He urged anyone with information on similar cases to contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station.