Connect with us


2 NY Nurses Made $1.5 Million Selling Fake Vaccine Cards



Fake covid vaccination record card. Forgery of health certificate confirming vaccinations against covid-19 | 2 NY Nurses Made $1.5 Million Selling Fake Vaccine Cards | featured

Authorities arrested two Long Island nurses for allegedly forging and selling fake vaccine cards. In addition, they entered the data into New York’s database. As a result, the two made over $1.5 million.

RELATED: Unruly Airline Passengers Targeted by Justice Department

Manufacturer of Fake Vaccine Cards

Covid-19 vaccination card and cash money | Manufacturer of Fake Vaccine Cards

In a news release, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said they arrested suspects Julie DeVuono, 49, and Marissa Urraro, 44.

Want to see the full article?

Click here to read the full article on

DeVuono is the owner and operator of Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare in Amityville, New York. Meanwhile, Urraro is an employee of the same facility. 

Both women received one count of second-degree forgery. In addition, DeVuono also received the first-degree charge for offering a false instrument for filing. 

Sign Up For The Capitalist Newsletter

DeVuono is a nurse practitioner while Urraro is a licensed practical nurse. The duo received Covid-19 vaccines, vaccination cards, and medical syringes from the New York State Department of Health.   

$1.5 Million in Profits For Three Months’ Work

Authorities discovered the illegal activity and immediately formed a task force. Agents included members from the Suffolk County DA squad, and US and NY Department of Health enforcers.

An undercover detective managed to document the way the two ran their fake vaccine cards scam. They allegedly forged vaccine cards to make it seem the bearer got shots.

Then, they entered the false information into the New York State Immunization Information System. 

According to prosecutors, the fake vaccine cards cost $220 for adults and $85 for children. During a search of the DeVuono’s home, authorities seized $900,000 in cash.

They also seized a ledger that listed their profits, which totaled $1.5 million. This covered only three months’ worth of work, between November 2021 to January 2022. 

Suspects Entered Not Guilty Plea

Consequently, both suspects entered a plea of not guilty. Barry Smolowitz, DeVuono’s attorney, said they’re looking further into the case.

He complained that authorities haven’t given him anything except the complaint. Meanwhile, Michael Aber, Urraro’s lawyer said her client was a good person. “An accusation should not overshadow the good work Ms. Urraro has done for children and adults in the medical field.”

“In today’s uncertain times’ courts are issuing rulings regarding the Government overstepping their limits. Because of this, now more than ever, it is so important that there is no rush to judgment in forming an opinion against a respected LPN (licensed practical nurse). We look forward to highlighting the legal impediments and defects in this investigation,” he added.

Used Their Respected Positions To Engage In Unlawful Conduct

Meanwhile, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney issued a statement showing his disappointment.

He said that the two used their position as licensed healthcare professionals to engage in criminal conduct for financial gain. “I hope this sends a message to others who are considering gaming the system,” he said.  “They will get caught and that we will enforce the law to the fullest extent,” he added.

Watch the CBS New York video reporting that 2 Long Island nurses accused of forging COVID vaccination cards:

What do you think of the two US nurses caught selling fake vaccine cards?

Please Select One:

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

What do you think of the two US nurses caught selling fake vaccine cards? Do you think the demand is large enough to launch the business?

Tell us what you think. Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

You Might Also Like:

Keep up to date with the latest finance news by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Continue Reading
Sign Up For The Capitalist Newsletter

Copyright © 2023 The Capitalist. his copyrighted material may not be republished without express permission. The information presented here is for general educational purposes only. MATERIAL CONNECTION DISCLOSURE: You should assume that this website has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to the persons or businesses mentioned in or linked to from this page and may receive commissions from purchases you make on subsequent web sites. You should not rely solely on information contained in this email to evaluate the product or service being endorsed. Always exercise due diligence before purchasing any product or service. This website contains advertisements.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY AND GET A FREE GIFT from our editors at the capitalist

The Capitalist will send you business and markets news, data, analysis, and videos from the world.