Man is arrested for ‘replacing real QR codes with fake ones’ to prevent people from signing in

Man is arrested for ‘replacing real QR codes with fake ones’ to prevent people from signing in – and faces a fine of $10,000

  • Adelaide man is charged after allegedly replacing QR codes with fake ones
  • The 51-year-old accused of changing businesses codes in South Plympton
  • If he is convicted he faces a significant fine of $10,000 for the crime

A man has been charged after allegedly replacing QR codes with fake ones in Adelaide.

The 51-year-old man is accused of placing the fake QR codes, used to sign people into venues to help with contact tracing, over real ones at South Plympton businesses on Sunday.

He is due to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with two counts of obstructing operations relating to COVID-19 under the state’s Emergency Management Act.

A man has been charged after allegedly replacing QR codes with fake ones in Adelaide

He faces a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted.

The man was also allegedly caught with a double-side knife at his Edwardstown home.

South Australian police said no personal data had been released through the fake QR codes.

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