Ottawa police are preparing to sell fake COVID-19 vaccine passports in both Ontario and Quebec.
The 27-year-old man was arrested Monday and is facing nine charges, including criminal fake and laundering income.
In September, Detectives received a tip about fakes. Shawn Wahbe told Radio-Canada.
“If you’re a Quebec resident, they’ll sell you a fake Ontario vaccine certificate. If you’re an Ontario, they’ll sell you a fake [Quebec] Vaccination certificate, ”Wahbe alleged.
Wahbe said police do not know how the man made false documents or how many people bought them, but they are still investigating.
“We are now actively investigating who purchased the fake vaccine certificates. If we identify them, a criminal case will be filed against them,” he said.
“Buying a fake vaccine certificate poses a risk to everyone, so we want to try and prevent it.”
The man has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.