A south Florida lawmaker wants the state to crack down on anyone forging or possessing a fake COVID vaccine card. He wants violators to be charged with a “felony” in addition to a federal offense.
State Representative Michael Grieco says House Bill 47 would see first-time offenders charged with a third-degree felony and up to $5000 in fines.
Grieco says currently possessing a fake card is a “federal offense,” which is pretty bad, but can only be enforced by federal officers.
His bill, which would go into effect next year if passed, would give state and local officials the power to arrest a suspect and charge him or her with a felony under state law..
Meanwhile, an Illinois woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly using a fake COVID-19 vaccine card with an unfortunate misspelling of “Moderna” in order to travel to Hawaii, according to the New York Post.
The card allegedly submitted online to Hawaiian authorities by Chloe Mrozak, 24, misspelled Moderna as “Maderna,” according to court documents.
Mrozak was caught when she returned to the airport to fly out last weekend, the report said.