American Man Arrested for Selling Fake Vaccination Certificates
The FGE arrested Khon ‘G’ from the United States for the crime of falsification and use of a false vaccination certificate document that he advertised for sale on social media networks.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN – After the appearance of COVID-19 vaccination certificates on the black market, agents of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the state of Quintana Roo arrested an American man for falsifying those documents in Playa del Carmen.
This Thursday, the FGE reported on the arrest of Khon ‘G’ from the United States for the crime of falsification and use of a false vaccination certificate document that he fraudulently advertised on social networks.
In the last two weeks in Quintana Roo, vaccination certificates began to be requested in restaurants, hotels and shopping malls, in order to be allowed to exceed the limited capacity mandate, and take better advantage of the economic reactivation of the summer vacation season.
In order to have the approval of the local authorities and COFEPRIS, workers and clients must show their vaccination certificate, or provide negative PCR or antigens tests no more than 72 hours old.
Authorities confirmed that there have been reported cases of sellers who illegally falsify vaccination certificates for up to 4,700 pesos on average. The sales are conducted via social media and messaging platforms such as WhatsApp. The sellers then request the name, address and CURP of the people who require the fraudulent certificate.
The man arrested was offering “vaccines” as well as the COVID-19 vaccination certificates at a charge of over 4000 pesos.