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To answer your question directly, not there are not criminal charges that could be brought against you for bringing a fake doctor's note to work. The only way I could see that it would be a crime is if you forged the signature of a real doctor, in theory, that could be a crime. That said, I'm not aware of ANY police department that would charge that as a crime. It's just too minor for the police to get involved with.
Good afternoon, I am a Criminal Defense attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. Two things I think you should know:
1. The police are not going to arrest you for this, you can't get into trouble for forging a doctor's note.
2. Since FMLA is involved, if your job becomes aware of anything suspicious or fraudulent on a larger scale, they could report that and an investigation for Fraud would be launched, and that could potentially result in criminal fraud charges being brought against you.
From what you shared though, I don't think you have anything to worry about. I hope that was helpful!
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