The scandalous news about compulsory vaccination and the associated “Green Passport” does not stop – and the criminal energy surrounding vaccination certificates has never been higher. In one fell swoop, thousands of vaccination cards lost their validity on Tuesday. “2G” is still a must for participating in public life in Austria. The consequence: an increased demand for vaccination certificates – also and for some preferably without “Jaukerl”. The fact that some people who were looking for one found what they were looking for in the country’s largest vaccination line in the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) caused a scandal at the end of last year.
But despite tightened security precautions, some counterfeiters apparently still slipped through the network of the vigilant Jaukerl guards in the ACV. The fake vaccination card business was too tempting and flourishing, and after some changes in the app already caused despair on Tuesday (eXXpress reported), the first “vaccination card dealer” has now been arrested.
After listening to a conversation, the criminal police managed to arrest a suspected vaccine fraudster. According to a “Heute” report, investigators found 230 pieces of Covid vaccine stickers, two “ACV” stamps (“Health Service of the City of Vienna”), blank passports and notes when they searched the apartment of the Viennese with Serbian roots (30). batch numbers. In addition, witness statements and cell phone logs burden the already convicted perpetrator – he faces up to five years in prison.
The police suspect further cases in connection with the ACV.
In December, the big scandal of the Vienna Austrian Center became public (eXXpress reported). At the time, employees had sold fake vaccination cards for up to 300 euros, and since the decision to make vaccination mandatory, they are said to have skyrocketed – up to 650 euros are being asked for. The police are investigating at full speed – “vaccination pass dealers” are threatened with high fines and imprisonment.