Stunning German model Nathalie Volk faces possible jail time for jetting around the world with a fake COVID vaccine certificate.
The gorgeous 25-year-old former contestant on Germany’s Next Topmodel, who boasts 1.5 million Instagram followers, was reportedly detained at Frankfurt Airport at the end of January.
The former partner of multimillionaire Frank Otto, 64, was stopped by the German authorities after returning from the Maldives.
Volk had enjoyed a holiday in the archipelagic country with her new lover Sammy, where they shared photos of them posing together in the sun on social media.
After landing in Germany, the Condor flight was checked and officials reportedly noticed that Volk’s vaccination documents were allegedly fake.
After being quizzed at the airport, the model was allowed to leave. However, she is now expected to face criminal proceedings.
A Federal Police spokesperson told the newspaper Bild: “I can confirm that on 30th January, the Federal Police opened an investigation into the incorrect use of a health certificate against a German woman who presented a suspected forged vaccination card upon her arrival from Male (capital of Maldives).”
Under current laws, an offender can face up to a year in prison or a hefty fine.
Lawyer Matthias Brauer told RTL: “In practice, for a person who has not been previously convicted, very high fines of 90 daily rates or more are regularly incurred, with 90 daily rates corresponding to about the net value of three monthly salaries. In the past few months, however, such cases have also resulted in minor prison sentences of around six months, which have been suspended on probation.”
It is unclear how the suspect got the allegedly forged vaccine passport, and how long she had been using it for.
The investigation continues.