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London NHS employees arrested for making fake Covid vaccine records

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Cybercrime officers investigating suspected fake Covid-19 vaccination records have made two arrests.

On December 22, a 28-year-old woman from Redbridge was arrested, after a 36-year-old man from Ilford was arrested on December 14.

Both employees of the same NHS trust, the two were arrested after an investigation into fake vaccine records.

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The investigation was launched by the Met’s Cyber Crime Unit after suspicious vaccination records were flagged within the NHS Trust’s online system.

Detective Inspector Alex Flanagan, from the Cyber Crime Unit, said: “Following arrests last week regarding two separate investigations into fake vaccine records, we have identified a fourth person suspected to be involved.

“Misuse of IT systems is extremely serious, we will be analysing all devices seized and are working closely with our partners.

“I want to stress that no systems were hacked into from outside of NHS networks.

“If anyone has information regarding fraudulent Covid-19 vaccination records then it is important you report what you know to Action Fraud.”

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The woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit offences under section 2 of the Computer Misuse Act, fraud by false representation and money laundering.

She is currently in police custody. Two laptops and two mobile phones were also seized by the investigation team.

The man was arrested on suspicion of unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to commit fraud by misrepresentation.

He was released from custody but remains under investigation.

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