2 travelers who used fake vaccine cards to enter Canada from U.S. fined nearly $16,000

The airline passengers also submitted fraudulent test results, Canadian officials said.

8/3/2021 5:32:00 AM

Two airline passengers entering Canada from the U.S. have been fined nearly $16,000 each for submitting fake vaccination cards and Covid-19 test results, officials say.

The airline passengers also submitted fraudulent test results, Canadian officials said.

Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press via AP fileAug. 2, 2021, 10:44 PM UTCByTim StellohTwo airline passengers entering Canada from the United States were fined nearly $16,000 each for submitting fake vaccination cards and Covid-19 test results, officials said.

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The passengers also failed to stay at government-authorized accommodations, as is also required by the country’s government, Canada’s public health agency said Friday.The passengers, who were not identified in a news release, traveled to Toronto two weeks ago and were Canadian citizens, Health Canada spokeswoman Maryse Durette told NBC News. They mark the first case of travelers using fake vaccination documents to enter the country, Durette said.

They were fined nearly $20,000 Canadian dollars, or about $16,000 in U.S. dollars. Durette declined to release other information about them.April 9, 202101:34Nor did Durette say how the fraudulent documents were identified. In March, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned of fake vaccine cards circulating on social media sites as headtopics.com

instructions on how to produce them appeared on forumsfrequented by anti-vaxxers and supporters of former President Donald Trump.In some cases, templates were downloaded from state health department websites and users gave specific instructions on how to create them, including what thickness of card stock to use.

In July, the Department of Justiceannouncedthe arrest of a naturopathic doctor in Northern California who allegedly gave patients false vaccine cards and homeopathic remedies that she said would boost the body’s immune response to the disease.According to a complaint filed in Northern California federal district court, the cards allegedly provided by the doctor, Juli Mazi, falsely said that patients had been inoculated with the Moderna vaccine.

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Forget using CDC cards. Demand people show state issued certificates(NY Excelsior card as example). Otherwise demand students get weekly Covid test and pay for it! Lock them up. Should be 200k each. Thank you Canada for showing the U.S. on how it is done. Trumpers aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed. I hate to say it but might be a better idea to keep the border closed until the US has its COVID sh*t together. I can't tell you how hard that is to say out loud. 😢

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Hahahahaha Stupid rubes Next time should be 100k + total ban from ever flying . RWNJs do stupid things, but fake vax cards take the cake. “Hmm, do I get a free vaccine that actually protects me from serious illness or worse… …or spend my own money on a fake card , stay vulnerable to Covid and risk criminal fraud charges, just to pwn the libs?”

Why the fuck are you providing links in the article to help people print fake vaccination cards, NBC?! Weeks ago…old news… Lock them up!... Lock them up!... Lock them up!!!... 'Nuff said!!!... AVechera Covidiots. Eh, can ya keep 'em for us. Got thousands of them hozers down here too!

2 travelers to Canada who gave false COVID-19 vaccination information each fined almost $20KTwo travelers trying to enter Toronto from the USA were fined after providing false information related to proof of vaccination. Payback is a son of a bitch for silly people. But in Canada, they won't have to pay the fine.

Wow. Going to put my vax card in my deposit drawer at the bank. Yeah I’d just never go back to Canada $16,000 in fines, plus the amount paid for fake vaccination cards and test results… VS. The free as free can be vaccine… The sheer level of idiocy. Make it make sense. These other countries take Covid seriously. We have no right to force our political views, sense of entitlement and disease on them. If you cant abide by their rules stay out of their countries. Bad enough we have to put up with these stupid people

No fly list them as well!! That will teach em. Damn, you get in more trouble for faking a COVID vaccination than you do for breaking into the Capitol. Canada is very strict on entering their country. The US needs to be the same I don’t believe these “fines articles.” Y’all not releasing names or even state how one can even tell if a vaccine card is fake. Scare tactics

Shocking they had to criticize Trump supporters on the article

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Just a small clarification: the passengers were Canadians Why even mention Trump or Trump supporters in the article? Or anti-vaxxers? They were only identified as Canadian citizens. continues to gaslight and try to divide. Do better. Odd that someone looked so deeply into it to find out they were fake !!

Is it any surprise that Canadians dislike U.S. citizens? Reminder that you can easily obtain a legitimate vaccine card for free. By getting the shot(s). Good. LOL Good. The only fake test results are the PCR tests used to orchestrate this massive fraud on humanity LOCK THEM UP TOO!

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Fake don't work. Excellent! smh dirty foreigners always bringing their diseases to better cleaner countries- oh wait /sarcastic Gee, wonder who they voted for in the last election…. Entitled “Patriots” UROCKlive1 Good. Welp. I guess that answers THAT question. 'Play stupid games, win stupid prizes' There is no proof for the existence of virusses at all

Sounds like something my co-worker Ike Okwochuku and his cousin Hushpappi would do.

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would have been more had they not taken off those stupid red hats Why, just why? Don't prolong the 'WORLDWIDE' pandemic: 1) Wear a double-mask for the foreseeable future or until we're all safely out of the woods. 2) Get vaccinated; it's better to be safe than sorry. 3) And, it's far from being over! But, when it's finally over you'll know. 4) Stay safe.

For what? A fake Coronakillerviruspandemic based on fake PCR's? Covid vax reactions. Go to FB or telegram to Covid Vaccine injuries to see the real numbers. There’s a coverup of number of vax injuries and deaths. Good. Good! Paying 16K for something you could have gotten for free. Priceless Maybe should have presented the new Covid-21 card AKA The Delta Virus Vaccinated

Canada, pretty soon you can build more than one road going through your country just based on our idiot citizens down here.

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And they should be quarantined in solitary for 3 weeks (the variants, you know, can't be too sure!) I am cheering for the ones who didn't get caught. Play stupid games win stupid prizes Pay up fraudsters.