Bahamas: Woman Presents Fraudulent COVID-19 Result For Travel

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas police Monday warned people against obtaining fake coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, indicating also that several people have recently been arrested and charged.

“In recent weeks it has come to the attention of the Royal Bahamas Police Force that a growing number of Bahamians are seeking to carry out COVID-19 testing through unofficial means,” the police said in a statement.

“In the last week, several people have been brought before the courts and charged. The Royal Bahamas Police Force is warning Bahamians against obtaining fake COVID-19 tests.”

Police Commissioner, Paul Rolle, said that law enforcement authorities are “advising all citizens, residents and visitors to go through the correct procedures when obtaining such documentation for travel or otherwise”.

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“We urge you to take this warning seriously to avoid prosecution and to help keep you, your family and the wider community healthy.”

The authorities warn that a person convicted of obtaining a false COVID-19 test faces a fine of up to US$2,000 or up to two years in prison, or both.

A magistrate last week sentenced a 21-year-old mother to six months in prison after she presented a false Doctor’s Hospital COVID-19 test result when she attempted to travel last week.

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