Medical assistants accused of selling doctored Covid vaccine certificates
Police arrested two doctor's office assistants on suspicion they sold falsified vaccination certificates which enabled people to get a coronavirus access pass. The two women, aged 30 and 31, both work in a medical practice in their hometown of Amsterdam.
The women are accused of helping dozens of people obtain Covid-19 vaccine certificates without ever getting a dose of a vaccine. The women did this for between 500 and 1,000 euros per vaccine certificate, police said. The evidence was uncovered as part of an ongoing narcotics case, police said.
"This fraudulent entry into the registration system made it possible for people to receive a QR code and a completed vaccination passport with stamps from the doctor's office. The police are further investigating the dozens of customers who bought a fraudulent 'registration.'"
Vaccinated people can use QR codes generated in the CoronaCheck app to enter many locations including cafes, bars, cinemas, and theaters. The system will be expanded starting this weekend.