By Ewan Gilbert
Updated Fri 17 Jan 2014, 10:25am AEDT
A Canberra doctor accused of inappropriately touching a female patient is now under investigation for allegedly forging his application for an Australian medical qualification.
Ammar Dhaimat, 40, was stood down from the Belconnen Medical Centre in 2013 after he was charged with fondling a female patient and possession of steroids.
Dhaimat has pleaded not guilty to the act of indecency and is due to face trial later in 2014.
He will also face a hearing in the ACT Magistrates Court over the alleged possession of steroids.
Dhaimat has been on bail since the indecency charge was laid in 2013, but prosecutors have told the ACT Supreme Court they now want him taken into custody.
The change of heart came after it was revealed that Dhaimat is also under investigation by the Australian Federal Police fraud squad, the Australian Medical Council, the Department of Immigration and the Federal Court for forging official documents.
During searches of Dhaimat’s house, police say they discovered numerous official documents with false details.
It is alleged Dhaimat regularly copied Justice of the Peace stamps and changed details on a form to allow him to work as a doctor in Australia.
The case is expected to return to court next week.
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