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Paramedic charged with making fake COVID-19 vaccine document

Ottawa police have laid forgery charges against a city paramedic, alleging he faked his proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Police allege he forged proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

Ottawa police did not say what kind of job a 30-year-old man accused of submitting forged COVID-19 vaccine proof was doing with the Ottawa Paramedic Service. (CBC)

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.

Corrections

  • 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

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