‘Abhorrent’: Fraudsters pay Downtown Eastside residents to get vaccinated in their place

‘Abhorrent’: Fraudsters pay Downtown Eastside residents to get vaccinated in their place

People who paid vulnerable individuals on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to get vaccinated using their identification could face jail time, according to a criminal lawyer. Vancouver Coastal Health confirmed with Vancouver Is Awesome Friday (Jan. 14) that it is aware of instances of people attempting to obtain BC vaccine cards fraudulently by paying vulnerable individuals in the DTES to be vaccinated while falsely using their name and information. "This behaviour is deplorable and we’re disappointed that anyone would take advantage of vulnerable people in this way in an attempt to circumvent the process for receiving a BC Vaccine Card," VCH said in a statement. Vancouver criminal lawyer Kyla Lee tells V.I.A. that both parties involved in obtaining a fraudulent vaccine card could face charges. "That is fraud," she said, noting that …
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