Chicago Pharmacist Facing 120 Years in Prison for Selling Stolen Vaccine Cards
A Chicago-based pharmacist has been arrested after allegedly selling more than 100 official Covid vaccination cards on eBay after obtaining them from the CDC.
He was slapped with 12 federal counts for theft of government property.
A man identified as Tangtang Zhao was arrested and charged for the vaccine card scheme on Tuesday, the Justice Department said, accusing the 34-year-old pharmacist of snatching official CDC documents from his place of work and hawking them off on the internet for around $10 each.
“Knowingly selling Covid vaccination cards to unvaccinated individuals puts millions of Americans at risk of serious injury or death,” said special agent Emmerson Buie Jr. of the FBI’s Chicago Field Office.
“To put such a small price on the safety of our nation is not only an insult to those who are doing their part in the fight to stop Covid-19, but a federal crime with serious consequences.”