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Man charged in fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine certificate investigation: police

Ottawa police say they've charged a man in a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination certificate investigation.  

The force says the investigation began in September. 

Police say the 27-year-old man from Gatineau, Que., is facing multiple charges including two counts of uttering a forged document, two counts of forgery and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. 

The man was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date. 

Ottawa police say the investigation is ongoing and further charges may be laid.

The force is reminding residents that selling, purchasing, utilizing or knowingly accepting false COVID-19 vaccination credentials is a criminal offence.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2021.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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