A Bergen County woman used Instagram to sell fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, and also charged at least 10 people for her to enter them into the New York State Immunization Information System database.
Jasmine Clifford sold nearly 250 COVID cards and worked with Nadazya Barkley to enter at least 10 of them into the New York Database. In addition to Barkley and Clifford, the 13 other people charged are alleged to have bought the fake cards. Each of the 13 are believed to be employees working in “frontline and essential-employee settings, including hospitals and nursing homes,” Judge Vance said.
Clifford and Barkley are charged in a Criminal Court complaint with offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, and conspiracy in the fifth degree. Clifford is additionally charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.
According to court documents and statements, Clifford, a “self-described entrepreneur with several online businesses,” began advertising the forged Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 vaccination cards through her Instagram account, @AntiVaxMomma. She charged $200 for the fake cards, and, for an additional fee, Barkley who works at a medical clinic in Patchogue, New York, would enter the individual’s name into the NYSIIS database as having received COVID-19 vaccinations.
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