A Nova Scotia man was arrested on December 10 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for allegedly creating fake COVID-19 vaccination records.
The RCMP first received a report of suspected false vaccination records from a Barrington resident on November 15. After a weeks-long investigation, the RCMP entered the suspect’s home and searched it for evidence. According to an RCMP statement released on Monday, police seized evidence “related to manufacturing and forging COVID-19 proof of vaccination, along with electronic devices.”
The arrest was made without incident, and the suspect has been charged with forgery and using a forged document. It is still unclear whether the suspect personally used false vaccination records or if he only manufactured them and intended to sell them to others.
Part of the investigation, RCMP Cpl. Chris Marshall told reporters, is to determine whether fake vaccination cards are circulating through the community. “The investigation is continuing to determine whether or not anybody was sold or purchased the documents,” Marshall said.
Marshall also pointed out that If businesses in the area are concerned about fake vaccination records, they can use an app to scan the QR code on the card to determine whether the record is indeed real. If the card is real, the app will validate the record.
ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK
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