COVID-19: Two New York nurses accused of falsifying vaccine cards for profit

Two New York nurses are accused of making substantial profits by falsifying COVID-19 vaccination cards.

The two are Long Island residents, Julie DeVuono, 49, owner of Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare in Amityville, and facility employee Marissa Urraro, 44.

Suffolk County police said they charged $220 for adults and $85 for children “per false entry.”

“As nurses, these two people need to understand the importance of legitimate vaccination cards as we all work together to protect public health,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison. “This is another example of the fine investigative policing work of the SCPD, and I commend District Attorney Tierney for his partnership.”

They were both charged with forgery in violation. DeVuono was also accused of offering a false deposit instrument.

Further details of the case have yet to be released by police.

According to CBS New Yorkapproximately $1 million was seized from the bust.

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