Ahmed Anwari told his training officer last December that he had to stay at home because of a positive lateral flow test result.
His deception was uncovered though when he was asked to send a photograph of the result as proof and it became “clear that the test had been manually altered with drawn red lines”.
The officer was then invited to take a coronavirus test on a Microsoft Teams meeting in which he again falsely claimed the result was positive.
When confronted, Mr Anwari admitted falsifying the results and lying about them.
He resigned from the force a day later.
Chairing Monday’s hearing, Chief Constable Chris Rowley found that former officer 2568 Anwari had breached standards of professional behaviour and in doing so had committed gross misconduct.