New York man arrested for forging COVID-19 vaccine card

A man from upstate New York was just arrested this past week for forging a vaccination card and attempting to use it as proof of vaccination at his work. 

The man was identified by WKTV in Utica as Devin R. Kemp, 24, of Eaton, and was booked on felony second-degree possession of a forged instrument. The arrest first stemmed from an investigation by the state Department of Health’s Complaint Investigation Team, which had previously been contacted by a private company in Marcy, the State Police said.

The suspect was arrested and is currently being held in Oneida County jail. The department said in a statement earlier, “This arrest should serve as a reminder that vaccine-related fraud is criminal behavior with serious consequences. NYers can report vaccine-related fraud by calling 833-829-7226,” according to a report of the incident from the New York Post

The man’s arrest comes just months after the Biden Administration implemented a mandate for all businesses with over 100 employees to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff and employees. The mandate makes clear that all workers must show proof of vaccination in order to come to work and continue to be employed with their company.




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Ethan Finn lives just outside of Sacramento in California. He was involved in Boy Scouts for most of his life and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in January of 2019. A passion for politics prompted him and his friend to start an Instagram page all about politics during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—@conservative.outlet. Ethan finds it fascinating to be a part of the journalistic side of news as opposed to always being just a reader.

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