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Queensland woman accused of issuing over 600 fake exemption certificates

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Police have asked members of the public to contact them if they have had interactions with a Queensland woman who allegedly issued fake COVID-19 medical exemptions.

Police have asked members of the public to contact them if they have had interactions with a Queensland woman who allegedly issued fake COVID-19 medical exemptions.

Gold Coast police searched a property on Robert Street, Labrador this week and arrested 45-year-old Maria Power, charging her with five counts of impersonating a medical doctor.

Ms Power was charged under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

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Queensland woman accused of issuing over 600 fake covid certificates

She allegedly told police she had issued more than 600 false medical exemption certificates in relation to COVID-19.

Police will allege the woman engaged with people across the country, primarily via initial online video consultations.

Following the arrest, police said they received several calls from members of the public who believe they may have had interactions with the woman.

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Queensland Police said in many instances, people would not have known the woman was allegedly acting illegally.

"Police would like to speak with any person who believes they may have spoken to this woman via phone, video conference or in person," police said in a statement.

If you have information for police, visit www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-news-police-appeal-for-information-after-woman-allegedly-issued-fake-medical-exemptions/33826dd5-8acd-4592-98ef-fa06997dd7f3

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