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Police dispatcher uses fake doctor notes to get 35 days of paid sick leave

By Mason White 3:46 AM December 16, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A police dispatcher who works for the 911 telephone system in New York, used fake doctor notes to skip work and get paid sick leave.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 36-year-old Saleemah Brown of Brooklyn, after being accused of altering real doctor notes in order to get paid sick leave around 35 times.

Brown was charged with falsifying business records, filing a false instrument and tampering with public records. She was booked and released on her own recognizance.

According to the police investigation, Brown, a communications technician at the NYPD, altered the dates on some real physician notes over a 2 year period.

Brown managed to avoid working mandatory overtime around 35 times, thanks to the fake doctor notes.