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Westchester woman busted with 21 fake COVID vaccination cards


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A Westchester County woman was busted with a stack of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards after she was caught driving a automobile with a bogus license plate, prosecutors stated.

Mount Vernon resident Diana Finlay, 53, was arrested in Harrison when police observed the sham short-term New Jersey registration tag on her automobile, Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah stated in an announcement.

After Finlay’s arrest on Sept. 23, police discovered 21 phony vaccination cards and three extra fake short-term registration tags, Rocah stated.

She was arraigned Tuesday in Harrison Town Court on 5 counts of legal possession of a cast instrument, the DA stated.

“The District Attorney’s Office will vigorously investigate and prosecute anyone who is found purchasing, possessing, making, or selling forged vaccination cards,” Rocah stated in an announcement.

“The health and safety of the public is our top priority, and we will not tolerate conduct that puts individuals at increased risk of the serious effects of COVID-19. Our investigation is ongoing and any individuals who may have relevant information about someone in possession of or selling fake vaccination cards are asked to contact our office.”

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