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Woman faces prison for using forged medical documents to avoid wearing mask

Written by on September 17, 2020

Policia Local in Gran Canaria have said they will be prosecuting a woman who used false medical certificates to explain why she wasn’t wearing a face mask.

Officers approached the 26-year-old woman in Las Alcaravaneras, after drone footage spotted she was not wearing a mask whilst out in public.

She placed a mask on her daughter when police approached, but stated she had a respiratory illness meaning she could not wear a protective face covering, and offered a medical certificate for inspection.

Upon investigation of the document, the officers on duty noticed irregularities, and found it to be forged.

The woman now faces a fine for not wearing a mask in public, and up to three years in prison for using a forged medical certificate.