Berbice woman accused of forging ‘COVID’ vaccination certificate
A 49-year-old woman, who was scheduled to travel to the United States of America (USA), never made it onto the flight after she was arrested by police on Tuesday for forgery.
She is accused of forging her COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
Police said they were responding to a report made at the Rose Hall Outpost by a staff nurse attached to the Williamsburg Health Centre.
According to the report, the woman visited the health centre and reported that her card was misplaced and requested a replacement.
The woman, who police did not identify, reportedly claimed that she received her first dose on May 27, 2021 and was due for her second shot on June 25, 2021.
However, she had booked a flight to the USA and was scheduled to depart on Tuesday when she was arrested.
She was told by the nurse that she is required to start over the process for another COVID-19 vaccine certificate, to which she agreed.
After she received the certificate, she left the Health Centre without having the process completed.
At home, she reportedly forged the nurse responsible for administering the vaccine’s signature on the said certificate.
She was subsequently arrested and placed on $50,000 station bail. She is expected to appear in court to answer to the charges soon.