“Anti-Vax Momma” Sold 250 Fake Vaccine Cards To NY Health Workers, Info Entered Into System, 15 Arrested

NBC New York reports:

An anti-vaccine entrepreneur sold about 250 fake COVID-19 vaccination cards through Instagram to New York healthcare workers, while a conspirator entered some of those people into a state database for vaccination registrations, Manhattan prosecutors said Tuesday.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office charged Jasmine Clifford, 31, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, with selling the fake cards, and Nadayza Barkley, 27, of Bellport, NY, with entering at least 10 of the buyers into the state’s centralized NYSIIS database — which powers the state’s Excelsior Pass.

The DA’s office also charged 13 people with buying the fake cards from Clifford via her “@AntiVaxMomma” account, among them hospital and nursing home workers. The DA’s office said Clifford charged $200 for the cards and Barkley charged an extra $250 to register buyers in the database.

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