13 people who purchased the cards have also been charged.
A woman from New Jersey, named "AntiVaxMomma" on Instagram, sold hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in New York City, court documents show.
Jasmine Clifford, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, is alleged to have sold the fake cards for $200 while another scammer, Nadayza Barkley, of Bellport, Long Island, would enter a fake card buyer's name into a New York state vaccination database for an extra $250.
The database feeds into the same system that concerts and sporting events used to verify vaccination status, prosecutors said.
Clifford, whose Instagram account was down Tuesday, faces charges of offering a false instrument, criminal possession of a forged instrument and conspiracy. Barkley is charged with offering a false instrument and conspiracy.
In total, prosecutors say Clifford sold approximately 250 forged COVID-19 vaccination cards and worked with Barkley to fraudulently enter at least 10 individuals into the database.
Thirteen alleged card purchasers were also charged with one count each of conspiracy and criminal possession of a forged instrument.
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