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.