A Belgian court has sentenced a man to a year in prison and a fine of 4,000 euros for attempting to travel with a fake PCR test. After checking the airport services, he admitted to buying a fake for 30€ instead of making a real one.
In Belgium, we’re not kidding with dummy PCR tests. Halle Vilford court has sentenced a man to a year in prison and a €4,000 fine for attempting to travel with a fake PCR test, according to reports. North sound. He did appear at the airport on May 7, but the document caught the attention of the authorities. After checking the lab mentioned in the test, it turned out that the name of the traveler is not in the records and the test number is not. Finally he admitted that he bought a fake test for 30 euros.
However, the significance of this penalty is not only due to the use of a spurious test. The prosecution initially offered the man 750 euros. Offer did not respond to him and did not go to court despite the summons. A behavior that led Belgian justice to pronounce a much harsher sentence, linked to an “unsocial and dangerous situation”.
Lots of fraud cases
This man’s case is not isolated. Between April 19 and June 11, 576 people in Belgium were surprised by fake PCR tests and one of them was already the subject of a court conviction. A phenomenon that Belgium pledged to fight vigorously on April 27.
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