Cheektowaga Woman Arrested, Sold Fake COVID-19 Cards On Facebook
With COVID-19 regulations seemingly becoming less regulated, you may think the demand for vaccination cards has halted in unison. However, there is still a demand for those vaccination cards by some.
But I would advise you to not make it an at-home hustle to fraudulently produce COVID-19 vaccination cards at will, because if you were to illegally create vaccination cards, you just might end up like one young woman in Cheektowaga.
Kaiyah Heinrich, 24, appeared in Cheektowaga Town Court this week for a felony hearing in regards to a claim that she attempted to sell fake vaccination cards to an undercover investigator. The investigator was sent into the situation after evaluating a report sent to the NYS Department of Health about the young woman selling fraudulent cards on Facebook marketplace.
Heinrich allegedly sold two fake vaccination cards to the undercover investigator on Thruway Plaza Drive in Cheektowaga, which led to a more formal prosecution.
Heinrich was arraigned in Clarence Town Court a few weeks prior to the felony hearing, where she was charged with one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree – a class D felony.
This week’s felony hearing was adjourned, and Heinrich is slated to return to court on May 17.