Two fake doctors arrested for selling sick notes

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Two fake doctors have been arrested.
Two fake doctors have been arrested.
iStock

Two people were arrested by KwaZulu-Natal police for masquerading as doctors and selling fake medical certificates for R50 each. 

KZN police spokesperson Thembeka Mbhele said the pair will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of fraud.

They were arrested on Thursday during an undercover sting operation by KwaMashu detectives and Crime Intelligence.

Mbhele said police had received information about people issuing of fraudulent medical certificates and charging an amount of R50 per person. 

READ | Fake doctor who treated patients for two years, arrested with boyfriend assistant

"One of the police officers posed as a customer and approached the two suspects, aged 38 and 47, who wasted no time and issued him with a medical certificate," said Mbhele. 

Mbhele added that, after acquiring their service, the officer introduced himself, searched the suspects, and found them in possession of  several blank medical certificates from private doctors and public hospitals around the province. 

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When and why would you have your or your partner's sperm count checked?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
That's an unnecessary procedure
17% - 959 votes
As soon as we decide to start a family
7% - 426 votes
Only if we're struggling to conceive
76% - 4411 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
14.35
-0.0%
Rand - Pound
19.81
-0.0%
Rand - Euro
17.08
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.76
-0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Gold
1,764.62
0.0%
Silver
25.81
0.0%
Palladium
2,467.49
0.0%
Platinum
1,038.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
73.51
+0.6%
Top 40
59,504
-1.5%
All Share
65,635
-1.4%
Resource 10
60,958
-1.7%
Industrial 25
87,956
-1.3%
Financial 15
12,995
-2.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo