Man charged after allegedly providing fraudulent COVID-19 test result at airport: Peel police

A Peel Regional Police cruiser and officer are seen at the 12 Division station. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

TORONTO — Police say they have charged a man at Toronto Pearson International Airport after he allegedly used a fraudulent COVID-19 document.

International travellers arriving in Canada by air must provide health officials with a negative COVID-19 test result from the past three days.

They also must spend three days in a designated quarantine hotel before completing a 14-day period of self-isolation at home.

Read more: 30 travellers entering Canada caught with suspected fake COVID-19 test results: CBSA

Peel Region police say they were contacted by a quarantine officer from the Public Health Agency of Canada early Sunday morning about an allegedly fake COVID-19 test document.

They say a 33-year-old man from Toronto has been charged with uttering a forged document.

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He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on a future date.

He was released from police custody, and remained with representatives from the Public Health Agency of Canada for further processing.

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