Three men suspected of having established more than 60,000 falsified health passes indicted


Three men suspected of having usurped the digital identity of doctors and established more than 60,000 falsified health passes were indicted this Friday, January 28 in Paris, we learned from a judicial source.

These three men, arrested on Tuesday, were indicted in particular for “breaches of an automated data processing system”, “false administration”, “aggravated bleaching” and ” conspiracy “. Two of them were placed in pre-trial detention, the third requested a deferred hearing before the judge of freedoms and detention and imprisoned pending.

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Nearly 200,000 fake health passes identified by the Ministry of the Interior

Two other people were also arrested on Tuesday in the Paris region but they were released without being brought to justice.

The three indicted are suspected of being computer hackers, the gendarmerie said in a press release, estimating the total number of false health passes created at more than 62,000.

Arrests in the Lyon region

The investigation, entrusted in particular to the gendarmes of the Central Office for the Fight against Damage to the Environment and Public Health (OCLAESP), established that the three suspects, aged 22 to 29, allegedly usurped the identity number of 35 doctors distributed throughout France.

They would then have generated the fraudulent vaccination certificates and then resold them directly to their beneficiaries or for the benefit of accomplices acting as resellers, she explained.

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In addition, eight suspects were also arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Lyon region, as part of another investigation. The latter started from the description of the Order of Nurses of the Loire and a doctor from the Primary Health Insurance Fund, relating to thousands of health passes issued in the name of a nurse in the Angers region ( Maine-et-Loire), which had never carried out anti-Covid vaccinations, a judicial source indicated on Wednesday, confirming information from Le Monde.

Realizing that his professional account had been hacked, a nurse had filed a complaint in Angers. But the investigations were directed towards the Lyon region, leading to referral to the specialized inter-regional jurisdiction (JIRS) of Lyon.



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