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An Ottawa man is charged with with forgery in fake COVID-19 certificate investigation

Ottawa police have charged a Gatineau Que., man as a result of what they’re calling a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine certificate investigation.

Police did not disclose details about the investigation. Police did say, however, the case is extensive and complex involving several Ottawa Police Service units and other law enforcement agencies.

OPS say they were alerted to the matter in September 2021.

On Monday, investigators charged 27-year-old Pierre Patry with several offences, including:

  • two counts each of forgery,
  • possession of the proceeds of crime,
  • uttering a forged document.

He also faces laundering and trafficking charges.

Patry was released on conditions but is expected in court at a later date.

Ottawa police want to reminder residents that selling, purchasing, utilizing or knowingly accepting false COVID-19 vaccination credentials is a criminal offence.

This article was originally sourced by Global News.