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Two New York nurses busted for illegal scheme of selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards
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Two New York nurses busted for illegal scheme of selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards

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Two New York nurses earned more than $1.5 million in selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, police said.

Julia DeVuono and Marissa Urraro were able to enter false information into New York’s immunization database.

The duo were selling the fake COVID-19 vaccination cards charging $220 for adults and $85 for children, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.

DeVuono is the owner of Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare and nurse practitioner in the city of Amityville, that is in Long Island, New York. Urraro is licensed practical nurse at the same facility.

The investigation into the two was launched when the business owners near the health facility noticed that too many people were going into the building and suspected something illegal.

New York police used an undercover cop to buy a vaccine card from the nurses. The office was given a card but never received a jab.

The authorities conducted a search in DeVuono’s home and found around $900,000 in cash and a ledger showing profits of more than $1.5 million dating back to November 2021.

"I hope this sends a message to others who are considering gaming the system that they will get caught and that we will enforce the law to the fullest extent," Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said. 

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison also criticized the nurses for their alleged actions. 

"As nurses, these two individuals should understand the importance of legitimate vaccination cards as we all work together to protect public health," Harrison said.

Author: Usa Really