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The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said Tuesday that Jasmine Clifford of Lyndhurst sold fake Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards for $200 apiece and entry into the legitimate New York database for another $250.
On Tuesday, the New Jersey stripper was exposed as the alleged mastermind of a scheme to sell phony vaccination cards through social media – but an internet sleuth already uncovered her sick scam to his 2 million viewers on TikTok.
She is 31 years old.
Jasmine Clifford Charged
Clifford of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, was charged Tuesday with offering a false instrument, criminal possession of a forged instrument, and conspiracy. Authorities say she sold about 250 fake vaccine cards in recent months.
She alleged co-conspirator Nadayza Barkley of Bellport, Long Island, did not enter a plea an arraignment Tuesday morning in Manhattan criminal court on charges of offering a false instrument and conspiracy.
Prosecutors say Barkley entered at least ten names into the state’s vaccine database while working at a Patchogue medical clinic and received payments for her work from Clifford through Zelle and CashApp.
Online court records did not list lawyers for Clifford or Barkley who could comment.
Thirteen alleged card purchasers were also charged, including a man who has been accused of paying to be entered in the database. Actual COVID-19 vaccines are available free of charge.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called on Facebook, which owns Instagram, and other tech companies to crack down on vaccine card fraudsters, saying in a statement, “the stakes are too high to tackle fake vaccination cards with whack-a-mole prosecutions.”
Facebook said that it prohibits anyone from buying or selling COVID-19 vaccine cards and that it removed Clifford’s account in early August for breaking its rules.
“We will review any other accounts that might be doing the same thing,” the company said in a written statement. “We appreciate the DA’s work on this matter and will remove this content whenever we find it.”
According to prosecutors, Clifford, a self-described online entrepreneur, started hawking forged Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards through her AntiVaxMomma Instagram account in May.
A New York state police investigator who became aware of the scam a few weeks later tested it by contacting Clifford to order a fake card and to be added to the state vaccine database, prosecutors said.
In July, the investigator said in court papers. He received a package containing a CDC COVID-19 vaccination card marked with the name and date of birth he provided and a cellphone screenshot showing that the information he provided had also been added to the state database.
The proliferation of fake vaccine cards is a growing concern. More places require proof of vaccination to work, eat in restaurants, and participate in day-to-day activities like going to the gym or seeing a movie. In New York City, such a mandate is already in effect, with enforcement set to begin Sept. 13.
All public school teachers and other schoolers in the city must get their first vaccinate dose by Sept. 27, while the state has said it requires vaccines for health care workers. Other city employees must get vaccinated or tested weekly for the virus.