Thunder Bay police investigate reports of fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates

Thunder Bay police. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating multiple alleged cases of residents obtaining and possibly using fake proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Police say a local social media account made posts advertising fraudulent vaccine certificates for sale.

Another social media account claimed they had created and used a fake proof of vaccination certificate.

Police say these cases and other similar ones are under investigation by its criminal investigations unit.

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They say creating and using forged proof of vaccination certificates could lead to various criminal charges.

People in Ontario must provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to access certain businesses and settings including restaurants and gyms.

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