Feds Arrest Texas Soldier For Selling Fake Vax Cards

The Dallas Morning News reports:

A Texas soldier has been charged in federal court in Fort Worth with selling bogus COVID-19 vaccination cards on Instagram, federal court records show. Even as airlines, gyms, restaurants and other businesses refuse to accept unvaccinated customers, some remain reluctant to get the shot. That has fueled a growing black market for bogus COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Agents say Edward Todd, 20, sold undercover agents at least one vaccination card for $150. Agents and Dallas Police officers executed a search warrant Thursday at a Fort Worth hotel where he was staying for a military assignment and found 82 vaccination cards, 61 of which were blank, court records say. Todd accepted payment on Zelle and Apply Pay and mailed the cards to his customers. Authorities did not say where he obtained the cards.

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