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Julie DeVuono and Marissa Urraro, two Long Island healthcare workers, were busted for allegedly forging COVID-19 vaccination cards in a cash injection scheme that raked in over $1.5 million, according to officials and reports.
Both licensed practical nurses are accused of $220 for fake cards for adults and $85 for children, the Suffolk County Police Department said Friday.
DeVuono is 44 and Urraro is 49 years old.
NY Nurses Arrested For Forging Vax Cards in $1.5M Scheme
“As nurses, these two individuals should understand the importance of legitimate vaccination cards as we all work together to protect public health,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison said.
The women allegedly ran the scam from November 2021 until this month, out of Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare in Amityville, owned and operated by DeVuono, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office told NBC 4.
The duo would then add the bogus information into the New York State Immunization Information System (“NYSIIS”) to falsely list the individuals as vaccinated.
At their arraignment on Friday, prosecutors also alleged that the pair forged vaccine cards for undercover NYPD officers, NBC 4 reported
Investigators uncovered $900,000 in cash at DeVuono’s home, prosecutors said. Financial records at DeVuono’s home allegedly showed the duo made off with more than $1.5 million in profits.
Both DeVuono and Urraro were charged with forgery. DeVuono was additionally charged with a count of offering fraud.