Fraudulent COVID-19 document seized at Toronto Airport

ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police’s investigators from the Airport Division Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a man arriving from an international flight at Toronto Pearson International Airport with allegedly using a fraudulent COVID-19 document.

On Sunday, March 21 at 4 p.m., police attended the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) section to assist. The CBSA officer had conducted an inspection check of various entry documents, including a negative COVID-19 document that appeared to be fraudulent. Public Health reviewed it.  

The 45-year-old man from Edmonton was arrested and charged for ‘unlawfully did knowingly use a forged document.’ He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice on March 22 in Brampton. 

He was subsequently released from custody with conditions and returned to the CBSA section at Toronto Pearson Airport for processing by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Airport Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-3311, ext. 3120. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or  by visiting