Acting Inspector Powell said the investigation was triggered by a tip-off from a member of the public and investigators were working to verify whether the woman had, in fact, sold 600 fake certificates.
“What we have been able to establish so far is that they [the people who bought the certificates] are from across Australia – all mainland states – and we will be working with our sister agencies across Australia to identify those people and ensure they are aware their certificates are not valid,” he said.
Acting Inspector Powell said if those people who bought the certificates did so knowing they were false and the seller held no medical qualifications, they would be open to fraud charges.
“If those documents are being presented to employers as being exemptions to vaccination, then that exposes that person to the risk of catching COVID and suffering the ill-effects, because that person is not properly vaccinated … it also places their colleagues and workmates at risk,” he said.
Ms Pau was scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on October 28.