Julie Devuono, 49, and Marissa Urraro, 44, were charged with second-degree forgery. DeVuono was also charged with offering a false instrument for filing. In addition, law enforcement officers seized $900,000 during a search of Julie Devuono’s home. She and Marissa Urraro are accused of selling fake Covid-19 vaccine cards.
DeVuono and Urraro are nurses on New York’s Long Island who allegedly forged Covid-19 vaccination cards and entered the false shots in the state’s data in a scheme making them $1.5 million, according to prosecutors.
DeVuono is the owner and operator of WILD Child Pediatric HealthCare in Amityville. Urraro is DeVuono’s employee at WILD Child Pediatric HealthCare, who was also arrested. According to the release, both of them were charged with one count of second-degree forgery, but DeVuono was also charged with first-degree offering a false instrument of filing.
DeVuono and Urraro allegedly forged the official cards to show that a vaccine was given to an undercover detective on one or more occasions when in fact, they never gave the undercover detectives the vaccine shot. They’ve also been accused of entering fake information into the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) database.
DeVuono and Urraro charged $250 for adults and $85 for children for the fake vaccine cards, prosecutors said. In addition, law enforcement officers seized $900,000 from DeVuono’s home as well as a ledger that documented their profits in excess of $1.5 million from November 2021 to January 2022, according to the news release.