Kuwaiti Female Doctor Dismissed and Fined KD300,000 for Certificate Forgery

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: The Court of Cassation recently issued a ruling on the dismissal of a female Kuwaiti doctor from the Ministry of Health and fined her KD300,000 for forging her university certificate, through which she worked as a doctor for six years and received the salary she does not deserve, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The Public Prosecution had earlier charged the accused, in her capacity as a public sector employee, of unlawfully receiving public funds by submitting the forged certificate to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and she received a total salary of KD150,000 based on the forged document.

The accused also forged a ‘To Whom It May Concern’ supposedly issued by the Ministry of Higher Education affirming that her university certificate is authentic.  She used the forged ‘To Whom It May Concern’ certificate to obtain the equivalency of the bachelor’s degree she obtained from Pakistan.

In addition, she provided incorrect data and used illegal methods, which resulted in her being granted a license to practice the medical profession unlawfully.

The Criminal Court previously sentenced the accused to seven years in prison, but the Court of Appeals refrained from imposing such punishment and then fined her twice the salary she  obtained illegally.  She was obligated to submit a pledge  of good conduct for two years and was released on KD3,000.  The Court of Cassation upheld the decision of the Court of appeals.

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