Fake MC Syndicate believed to have been operating since 2020, specifically during the implementation of the first Movement Control Order (PKP) following the pandemic, has been overthrown after four individuals were finally arrested in several separate raids in Shah Alam.
According to the Head of the Selangor Commercial Crime Investigation Department (JSJK), Assistant Commissioner Azman Ali, all the individuals, aged 22 to 35, were arrested in several raids specifically at Section 7, Section 17, and Taman Sri Muda (Section 25), between 10.30 PM yesterday ( Monday) to 1.30 AM yesterday (Tuesday).
Based on the preliminary investigation, one of the suspects would act as an agent as well as an operator whose job was to print out the fake sick leave certificates.
"As a result of the raid, the police confiscated 62 fake sick leave certificates, printing machines, computers, mobile phones of various brands, bank automatic issuance machine cards, paper with the customer's payment amount, and a packet of A4 paper," Azman added. "The syndicate was found to be selling one sick leave certificate at RM40 a piece and their buyers were required to provide personal details, the date for the sick leave, and name of the clinic."
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"Any party whether government hospital, private or company that has received a fake sick leave certificate is advised to come forward to lodge a police report to assist in the investigation," he said.
Source: Harian Metro