Former worker at Quebec vaccination site charged with faking COVID-19 documents
Linda Henry has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A worker at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Quebec City is facing charges for allegedly falsifying documents so that she and others could obtain fake vaccine passports.
Following an investigation by Quebec's anti-corruption agency (UPAQ), Carolane Fournier has been charged with breach of trust, production of false documents and fraudulent use of a computer.
Fournier is a former employee of the Capital-Nationale health and social services centre (CIUSSS-CN).
According to a UPAQ press release issued Tuesday, she allegedly made false entries in Quebec's vaccination registry while working at the vaccination site at Laval University between Sept. 8 and 17, 2021.
"Carolane Fournier is no longer employed by CIUSS-CN as of September 2021," the statement confirms.
Vaccination passports were used in Quebec at the time to prohibit unvaccinated people from entering certain public spaces such as restaurants.