Met arrest three men aged 23 per 36 ‘for putting fake Covid vaccination records on computers at London NHS trust’
Tre uomini, invecchiato 23, 27 e 36, were arrested this morning in two separate Cyber Crimine Unit investigations into the fraudulent records.
The arrests came after a member of staff from a different NHS trust noticed suspicious vaccination records on their online system and reported their concerns to Action Fraud.
The Metropolitan Police have arrested three men for allegedly putting fake Covid-19 vaccination records (Nella foto: NHS app)
Detective Superintendent Helen Rance from the central Cyber Crime Team said: ‘It is concerning that individuals may have fraudulently created false Covid-19 vaccination records during a time when levels of the virus are rising.
‘The staff at both Trusts did the right thing and reported their concerns which has allowed us to fully investigate the circumstances.
‘I want to reassure the public that no systems were hacked into from outside of the NHS networks and the integrity of the NHS systems remains robust.’
A 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, both from Ilford, were arrested for unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to commit fraud by misrepresentation.
And in an unrelated investigation a 36-year-old man, also from Ilford, was arrested on suspicion of unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to commit fraud by misrepresentation.
Police seized a total of 14 devices in searches at two residential addresses following the arrests. All three men remain in custody while the two investigations continue.
Police seized a total of 14 devices in searches at two residential addresses following the arrests. All three men remain in custody while the two investigations continue (file di foto)
It comes after the Mail On Sunday this week revealed six people, including NHS staff, had been arrested following an investigation into fake vaccine certificates.
Police launched an inquiry in October after the paper revealed how official patient records were being changed to show that people had received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine when, in realtà, they had not been jabbed.
A man was arrested at the time, and since then five more suspects have also been held.