Woman charged over ‘PAYING friend to get the Covid vaccine on her behalf’ and ‘pretending to be her carer’
- A 52-year-old woman has been charged over alleged Covid vaccine deception
- Police allege the woman paid a vulnerable money to get the jab on her behalf
- It is also alleged she pretended to be the person’s carer at the vaccination clinic
- Chapel Hill woman, from south of Adelaide, was bailed to face court in March
A South Australian woman has been charged over paying money to a vulnerable person to have a Covid vaccine in her name.
Police allege that on January 10, the 52-year-old from Chapel Hill, 30km south east of Adelaide, accompanied another person to a Mount Barker vaccination clinic.
She then allegedly deceived SA Health by allowing the vulnerable person to receive the Covid vaccination in her name.
Police allege the 52-year-old from Chapel Hill, 30km south east of Adelaide, paid another person to a get a Covid jab at the Mount Barker vaccination clinic (pictured)
It is further alleged the woman pretended to be a carer for the person who received the vaccine and that she required evidence of vaccination for her own employment.
She has been charged with deception and dishonest dealing with documents and has been bailed to appear in Mount Barker Magistrates Court in March.
Premier Steven Marshall said if the allegations proved correct, it was ‘completely unacceptable behaviour’.
The woman has been bailed to appear in Mount Barker Magistrates Court (pictured) in March
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