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Female staffer allegedly forged medical leave certs for money

Youth held for stealing seal of police officer

KUWAIT CITY, May 27: The Criminal Investigations General Department of the Interior Ministry is investigating the source of 42 forged medical leaves, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily added the suspicion centers around a female employee who may have issued the forged medical leave certificates in return for money. Sources said the employee has been subjected to intense interrogations.

The Director of the Al-Jahra Health Area is said to have referred the issue to the CID following the discovery of the forgery. The daily said the doctors whose seals appear on the forged medical leaves will be interrogated.

Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti born in 1993 has been arrested and referred to the General Department for Criminal Investigations for stealing a seal from the Rumaithiya Police Station, reports, Al-Anba daily The arrest came after a Sergeant Major from the Rumaithiya Police Station filed a complaint accusing an unidentified person of stealing the seal.

The daily said the suspect was arrested by chance. He was ordered to pull over for violating a traffic law and when police checked his car they found sharp objects and the stolen seal. During interrogation the youth said he had gone to the police station to file a theft case and when he saw the seal and nobody around, he took the seal and walked off but denied using it for any purpose.

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