TERRY GARIB (Image courtesy TTPS)

A 52-year-old man was charged with forgery of immunization cards with the intent to deceive and was ordered to surrender his passport. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

TERRY GARIB appeared before Magistrate Armina Mohammed Deonarinesingh yesterday charged with forgery of immunization cards with intent to deceive.

The accused was not called upon to plead as the charge was laid indictably by PC Jagroop of the San Fernando Police Station.

The 52-year-old Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) employee of Mt. Stewart Village, Princes Town, was placed on $150,000 bail and was ordered to surrender his passport as part of his bail conditions.

He will reappear before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court onSeptember14th.

The incident arose out of a report made by security personnel at the San Fernando General Hospital who observed that the accused was allegedly distributing immunization cards concerning COVID-19 vaccinations to persons hired by him to prepare same.

During the course of the investigation, detectives allegedly discovered that a man used a template of a genuine COVID-19 immunization card to make the cards. He was later seen distributing the fake cards.

The suspect was also reportedly found to be in possession of a stamp which bore the words “The Ministry of Health” and which originated from the Ste Madeleine Health Facility.