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Man charged with five offences around fake COVID-19 vaccine

|News, Fraud and economic crime

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised City of London Police to charge David Chambers, 33, with five offences including fraud around the fake administration of a COVID-19 vaccine and common assault.

The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Chambers, after reviewing a file of evidence from the City of London police relating to allegations of fraud and misrepresentation.

We remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Chambers are now active and that he has a right a to fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

Background:

The charges are:

  1. Two counts of a Fraud by false representation
  2. Common assault
  3. Two counts of a Person living in Tier 4 (4 January 2021) area, leave/outside of place where living, without reasonable excuse.

Notes to editors

  • The review of the evidence was carried out in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
  • The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges for a criminal court to consider.

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