New York man arrested for forging COVID-19 vaccine card

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An upstate man has been charged with offering a cast COVID-19 vaccination card to his employer. 

State Police stated 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 cast instrument. 

The arrest stemmed from an investigation by the state Department of Health’s Complaint Investigation Team, which had been contacted by a personal firm in Marcy, State Police stated. 

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 division stated.