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Kalbarri woman allegedly bribes Geraldton pharmacist to fake vaccination, charged with fraud

Staff ReporterGeraldton Guardian
FILE - A healthcare worker prepares a dose of vaccine for COVID-19.
Camera IconFILE - A healthcare worker prepares a dose of vaccine for COVID-19. Credit: Matias Delacroix/AP

A Kalbarri woman has been accused of trying to fake a COVID-19 vaccination by attempting to bribe a pharmacist to “fraudulently administer” the vaccine.

Geraldton Police have charged a 34-year-old woman after an incident that occurred at a pharmacy on Monday 8 November 2021.

It is alleged at about 3.25pm, the woman attended a scheduled appointment at a pharmacy in Geraldton to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Upon attending, the woman was escorted by a pharmacist to a consult room where she requested the pharmacist fraudulently administer the vaccine in exchange for an unspecified amount of money.

The pharmacist refused and the woman left the premises.

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The woman from Kalbarri has been charged with one count of attempted fraud.

She received bail and will appear before the Geraldton Magistrates Court on Thursday 18 November 2021.

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