In St. Petersburg, detained sellers selling “negative tests” for coronavirus and fake vaccination certificates. This was reported by the regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, RIA Novosti reports.
“The police conducted a series of test purchases, as a result of which, in two days, five facts of the sale of fake medical documents in various parts of the city were recorded,” the agency’s website says.
Sellers offered to buy certificates of vaccination against coronavirus, negative tests for COVID-19, as well as certificates of contraindications for vaccination. The average cost of a fake was 2000-2500 rubles.
The police said that most of the ordering of fakes was carried out via the Internet. Then the seller appointed the time and place where the courier met the customer and, in exchange for a pre-agreed amount, gave a fake medical certificate.
In the Kalininsky district of St. Petersburg, a foreign car was detained, in the trunk of which there were blank documents and seals of medical institutions. It is noted that the seller admitted his guilt in forging documents. In addition, the police detained three couriers in the act.
Earlier, 24 criminal cases were opened in Moscow for forging documents on vaccination against coronavirus infection. Employees of the Economic Security Department conducted a test purchase in the north of the capital and detained a woman who was selling fake certificates for five thousand rubles each. Another violation was discovered in the southeast of Moscow: certificates with the seals of Moscow polyclinics were sold there.