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Stratford man charged for using fake COVID-19 document at Pearson Airport

The 29-year-old tried to dupe officials with a negative test result, when he actually tested positive
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NEWS RELEASE
PEEL REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators from the Airport Division Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a man with allegedly using a fraudulent COVID-19 document at Toronto Pearson Airport.

On Monday, February 8, 2021, at 7:01 p.m., police attended the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to assist. The CBSA officer along with the Public Quarantine officer at the CBSA inspection point was conducting checks. When a man's negative COVID-19 document was revealed to be fraudulent, it was, in fact, a positive test result.

The 29-year-old man from Stratford was arrested and charged for Unlawfully Did Knowingly Use a Forged Document. He was released on Form 9 Appearance Notice and will attend the Ontario Court of Justice on April 19, 2021, in Brampton.

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.

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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