A number of GGD employees have been suspended due to possible fraud with vaccination certificates in different GGD districts. Employees may have abused a system they have access to because of their work.
This is what outgoing Minister De Jong (Public Health) is presenting to the House of Representatives. Employees are said to have generated false vaccination records on demand, allowing fake QR codes to be generated. The fraud was discovered a few weeks ago, de Jong wrote.
It is not clear how many employees were involved and how many fake vaccination certificates may have been issued. GGD GHOR Nederland does not wish to provide any further information due to the ongoing investigation.
A complaint has now been filed against the employees. A 20-year-old man from Alvin an den Rhein was arrested earlier today. Police said several arrests were not ruled out.
GGD: We don’t tolerate this
“We do not tolerate staff misuse of their work at GGDs or at the National Contact Center to commit fraud,” a GGD GHOR Nederland spokesperson said in a statement.
GGD employees must always present a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) and sign a Confidentiality Statement.
“Unfortunately, despite all the safeguards, we cannot rule out the possibility that employees will misuse the system they have access to because of their work,” the spokesperson said. “If a violation is discovered, action will be taken immediately. This can lead to immediate reporting and dismissal.”