Indo-Canadian doctor forges degree, fined in Dubai

Indo-Canadian doctor forges degree, fined in Dubai
A view of Shaikh Zayed highway towers is seen from the sky deck of world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Dubai An Indo-Canadian female dermatologist, found guilty of forging and using a fake diploma as well as other documents to practice medicine in Dubai, has lost her appeal against a six-month jail term.

Public prosecution records showed that the 38-year-old woman managed to have the licence to work as a dermatologist issued for her after filling in her application form with false information, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday night.

She used a forged general medicine degree and diploma in specialisation when applying for the permit.

The defendant also threatened a company, specialising in verifying data and information, to hasten the process of verifying her documents and told the firm that in case the result was not positive it would be closed, according to the records.

A trial court had earlier convicted her on charges of practicing medicine with a licence she had wrongfully obtained and committing forgery.

It sentenced her to a six-month jail term, to be followed by deportation.

She was also ordered to pay a 200,000 dirham fine.