A woman going by the name AntiVaxMomma has been selling COVID-19 vaccination cards online for $200 each to New York City residents that don’t want the vaccine.
People working in hospitals and nursing homes purchased the cards from the woman.
The woman said for an additional $250 someone would hack into the state’s database to ender information that would verify the person’s false vaccination information.
The woman, Jasmine Clifford, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, was charged on Tuesday with offering a false instrument, criminal possession of a forged instrument and conspiracy.
In total she sold around 250 cards.
She had a co-conspirator as well, Nadayza Barkley, of Bellport, Long Island, who is charged with offering a false instrument and conspiracy.
Barkley entered at least ten names into the state’s database when she worked at a Patchogue medical clinic then was paid by Clifford through Zelle and CashApp.
On top of these two, thirteen of their customers are being charged as well.
Facebook removed Clifford’s account in August for selling fake vaccine cards and has been cracking down on the business as much as they can.
Clifford was caught when a state investigator reached out to purchase a fake vaccine card as well as the additional purchase of being added to the database a few weeks after she started her account in May.
In July he received the card as well as proof that the name and information he provided was added to the state’s database.
As requirements become more widespread regarding vaccine cards, the illegal sale of fake cards has grown.
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