Man charged for allegedly using fake negative COVID-19 test at Toronto Pearson Airport

Feb 10 2021, 1:00 pm

A man has been charged for allegedly using a fake negative COVID-19 test document at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

On Wednesday, Peel Regional Police said that investigators from the Airport Division Criminal Investigations Bureau charged a man for allegedly using a fraudulent COVID-19 document.

According to police, on February 8 at 7:01 pm, officers attended the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to assist the situation. The CBSA officer and the Public Quarantine officer at the CBSA inspection point were conducting checks when a man’s negative COVID-19 test result was revealed to be fake.

It was, in fact, a positive test result.

The 29-year-old from Stratford was arrested and charged for “Unlawfully Did Knowingly Use a Forged Document.”

“Discussions with Public Health determined that there were no additional offences under the HPPA or Emergency Management Act, and they facilitated his transport to a hotel for the required quarantine period,” the release added.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Airport Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-3311, ext. 3120. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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