New York man arrested for forging COVID-19 vaccine card
An upstate man has been charged with providing a forged COVID-19 vaccination card to his employer.
State Police said the suspect, who was identified by WKTV in Utica as Devin R. Kemp, 24, of Eaton, was booked on felony second-degree possession of a forged instrument.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation by the state Department of Health’s Complaint Investigation Team, which had been contacted by a private company in Marcy, State Police said.
The suspect was arraigned and is being held in Oneida County jail.
“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,” the department said.