MSN reports that wealthy "casino executive Rodney Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, a 32-year-old actress" took a chartered plane to a small community in Canada's Yukon and posed as local motel workers to get Covid-19 vaccinations meant for Indigenous elders.
Authorities soon found that the couple were actually wealthy Vancouver residents who had chartered a private plane to the isolated outpost so that they could get shots intended to protect vulnerable Indigenous elders.
"I can't believe I've ever seen or heard of such a despicable, disgusting sense of entitlement and lack of a moral compass," Mike Farnworth, the British Columbia solicitor general, said Monday, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Canadian media outlets have identified the couple as casino executive Rodney Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, a 32-year-old actress whose recent credits include the 2020 films "Fatman" and "Chick Fight." Each faces fines totaling the equivalent of about $900 for violating quarantine guidelines. Neither could immediately be reached for comment late Monday, and it was not clear whether they have attorneys.
From The Vanncouver Sun:
Tickets filed with a court registry in Whitehorse last Thursday show Rodney Baker, 55, and Ekaterina Baker, 32, both of Vancouver, were each charged with one count of failing to self-isolate for 14 days, and one count of failing to act in a manner consistent with their declarations upon arriving in Yukon.
Each was fined $1,000, plus fees, under the Yukon's Civil Emergency Measures Act. The charges have not been proven in court.