www.Unilad.com, Anish Vij, January 15, 2023
Nurse Julie DeVuono, 49 and employee Marissa Urraro, 44, are accused of selling fake vaccination cards 'on one or more occasions', undercover detectives have said.
DeVuono's NYPD officer husband is also said to be involved in the alleged scheme and was stripped of his badge last year.
The nurse, who owns Wild Child Pediatrics Healthcare on Long Island, allegedly charged $220 for adults and $85 for children to enter fake information on the the New York State Immunization Information System.
DeVuono would receive shipments of the vaccine to administer to patients for free but would opt to throw unused doses in the trash instead, the suit claims.
Colleague Urarro would allegedly take patients into a room and 'feigned' by giving almost all of the vaccinations, but 'occasionally gave actual COVID-19 vaccinations'.
Police reportedly discovered $869,000 in cash at DeVuono's home in Amityville, some of which was found in NYPD-issued helmet bags.
DeVuono and Urraro have been charged with forgery and offering a false instrument for filing for fake vaccination cards. Continue article