Authorities in Oddar Meanchey province arrested a man in Samraong commune on Tuesday for allegedly forging his dental certificate, resulting in the closure of his dental practice.
Pheng Dara, chief of the provincial police’s anti-economic crime bureau, said the owner is currently being questioned by provincial court prosecutors.
“The prosecutor requested our help in the operation. Right now, the suspect is being questioned by the prosecutor,” he said. “I know the owner of the clinic is being accused of holding a fake dental certificate and the dental office was shut down.”
According to a police report, the suspect, Mat Yusos, allegedly forged an Associate’s Degree in Dental Nursing. The report also stated that his equipment was confiscated in an effort to eliminate illegal healthcare services.
Ouch Mao, chief of Samraong commune police, said that the facility was opened quite some time ago.
“The provincial authorities did not inform me about the operation because they feared that the suspect could be tipped off. The facility started operating a long time ago, even before I became a commune police officer four years ago. I didn’t know he didn’t have legal documents,” he said.
Thean Thilika, spokesman for the Oddar Meanchey provincial court, said the suspect has been charged with forgery.