Two women in New York have been charged for selling fake COVID-19 vaccine cards!
The prosecutors on Tuesday said that the two women have been charged with selling forged COVID-19 vaccination cards through an Instagram account and entering the names of customers into New York state’s immunization database.
As being reported, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. charged Jasmine Clifford, 31 of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and Nadayza Barkley, 27, of Bellport, New York, with offering a false instrument, which is a felony, and misdemeanor conspiracy.
Jasmine Clifford, 31, a self-described entrepreneur with several online businesses, started advertising fake COVID-19 vaccination cards on her Instagram account, @AntiVaxMomma, in May.
She sold about 250 cards for $200 apiece on the social media site.
Furthermore, Manhattan District Attorney also charged 13 hospitals, nursing homes, and medical and nursing school workers with possession of a forged instrument, accusing them of purchasing cards from Clifford.
While the other charged person, Nadayza Barkley, 27, who works at a medical clinic in New York, would enter the buyer’s name into the state’s database as having received COVID-19 vaccinations for an additional $250 fee.
She fraudulently entered at least 10 names, as per the prosecution.