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Trio arrested over fake vaccination records

2021-08-15 HKT 13:15
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Police said on Sunday that they have arrested three people for allegedly forging identity cards and Covid-19 vaccination records for sale.

Officers arrested a woman, who’s a cleaner, and her 14-year-old son, after they passed some documents and money to a photo-printing shop in Kowloon Bay.

A worker at the shop was also arrested.

Senior inspector Chan Ka-po said officers also seized fake Covid-19 test results at the shop, as well as fake medical documents claiming it was unfit for the persons stated to get vaccinated.

Chan said the suspected forged documents were sold at HK$600 each to people who said they needed them to look for jobs.

She said forgery is a serious offence which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

“Providing vaccination records is a very important component in the city’s anti-epidemic work. I hope the public will strictly comply with relevant rules to ensure public health,” she said.

She said employers and the public can use two mobile apps developed by the government to scan the QR code on the vaccination records to verify if they are authentic.