Gatineau man charged with selling fake vaccine passports in Ontario, Quebec – CBC

Police now investigating who might have purchased them

Oct 26, 2021

Ottawa police have charged a man from Gatineau, Que., with making and selling fake COVID-19 vaccine passports in both Ontario and Quebec.

The 27-year-old was arrested Monday and faces nine charges, including forgery and laundering proceeds of a crime.

Police received a tip about the fakes in September, Det. Shaun Wahbeh told Radio-Canada.

“If you were a Quebec resident, he would sell you a fake Ontario vaccine certificate. If you were Ontarian, he would sell you a fake [Quebec] vaccination certificate,” Wahbeh alleged.

The man allegedly created false documents for people who lived on one side of the Ontario-Quebec border and worked on the other, said Const. Martin Dompierre, media relations officer for Ottawa police.

That way, customers could say they were vaccinated in the province where they worked, provide the fake vaccine certificate to the province where they live and get a real QR code, Dompierre said.

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