Calling in sick can be a crime

Playing hooky can be serious if the job is a public one.

Judicial agents detained a man Tuesday and accused him of faking a doctor’s note. The man was absent form his work for three days in February. The Judicial Investigating Organization said that when the man returned to work he presented a form that said he had been under the care of a physician. The allegation is that the note was false.

The formal charge is the use of a false document. Agents did not identify the 30-year-old man or say in what agency he worked.

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