Man charged after administering fake COVID-19 vaccine for £160 to an elderly woman in her home
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David Chambers, 33 [23.08.87] of Hook Rise North, Surbiton, was arrested on Wednesday 13 January 2021 and taken to Bishopsgate police station where he was charged on Thursday 14 January with two counts of fraud by false representation, one count of common assault, and two breaches of covid regulations.
He is remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on Friday 12 February 2021.
In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.
The NHS will never:
- ask you for your bank account or card details
- ask you for your PIN or banking password
- arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
- ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, utility bills or pay slips.