Charged for Fake Sick Leave at OPM

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

A WOMAN who worked in the Office of the Prime Minister and allegedly provided fake medical certificates to get sick leave has been charged.

Kimberly Joseph-Richards, 35, of New Grant was charged with seven counts of uttering a forged document.

She was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 by a Justice of the Peace Balkaran and is to appear virtually before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on July 27, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) reported in a media release on Monday.

The TTPS stated that in October 2022, the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister reported to the Fraud Squad, that during the period April 11, 2022 to June 6 2022, a temporary clerk, presented seven medical certificates in support of her application for sick leave.

Upon verification, the certificates were allegedly discovered to be forged.

An investigation was launched into the matter and on Friday, Joseph-Richards was charged with the offences.

Investigations were supervised by Snr Supt Arlet Groome, ASP Samuel and Sgt Bassarath, all of Fraud Squad. Joseph-Richards was charged by PC Lutchman, also of Fraud Squad-Port of Spain Office.


One thought on “Charged for Fake Sick Leave at OPM

  1. I think she got what she deserved. How ever , her actions possibly mitigated the the action of a gentleman who got Covid 5 times and was possibly on vacation during these 5 vivid infection….no one other than him confirmed the 5 covid infections

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