Paramedic charged with making fake COVID-19 vaccine document
Police allege he forged proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
Ottawa police have laid forgery charges against a city paramedic, alleging he faked his proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Police said in a news release they got a tip last week from the city that an Ottawa Paramedic Service employee had submitted a fraudulent vaccination certificate.
The paramedic service's professional standards section said it found the paramedic falsely said he had received two COVID-19 vaccine doses by submitting forged documents, according to police.
The 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and faces charges including forgery and uttering a forged document.
He is no longer employed with the City of Ottawa, according to a statement from its solicitor David White.
The Ottawa police fraud unit is taking information on fake vaccination documents at 613-236-1222, ext. 5492.
- An earlier version of this story said the employee's job was not specified. The news release said he is a paramedic.Oct 28, 2021 12:48 PM ET