French woman sentenced to prison for selling false vaccination certificates – 07/30/2021

French woman sentenced to prison for selling false vaccination certificates - 07/30/2021

An employee of a health facility in Saint-Denis, France, was sentenced to one year in prison after creating 200 false vaccination certificates to sell on the social network. This information has been received from the French newspaper Le Figaro.

According to the report, the fraud was discovered when the director of the establishment verified that two people who had never visited the site were listed as vaccinated in the system. The application will be made on the date on which this employee was working.

During the search of this woman’s house, 20 fake certificates and about 7,000 euros were found. In front of police, she confessed that she had created around 200 codes, which she would sell on Snapchat for 200 euros (R$1,236) each.

Two more people are said to be involved in the crime – €10,000 was found in the home of one of them.

Following the conviction, the employee’s punishment was changed to house arrest with electronic surveillance and a fine of 10,000 euros (equivalent to R$ 61,813).

This month, the country determined that, starting in August, all French people must submit vaccination certificate or negative Covid test for entering restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, hospitals, planes and trains.

*with AFP

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