Long Island nurses accused of forging vaccine cards in $1.5 million scam

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Long Island healthcare workers Julie DeVuono and Marissa Urraro, two licensed nurses, are accused of making over $1.5 million off of selling fake COVID-19 vaccine cards they’ve allegedly forged in the cash injection scheme.

DeVuono, a 49-year-old nurse practitioner, and Urraro, a 44-year old licensed practical nurse, both ran the scam since November 2021 out of Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare, which is owned and operated by DeVuono, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office told local outlet NBC 4.

They’re accused of charging $220 for fake vaccine cards for adult customers and $85 for children, the Suffolk County Police Department said Friday.

The duo’s operation included bogus registration in the New York State Immunization Information System (“NYSIIS”) so that the fake vax cards would check out, falsely listing the paying individuals as vaccinated.

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