Woman charged with possessing 21 forged COVID-19 vaccination cards

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WHITE PLAINS – A Mount Vernon woman has been arrested and arraigned for possessing nearly two dozen fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination record cards.

Diana Finlay, 53, was charged with five felony counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

She was arrested by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office with assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

On September 23, at about 4:45 p.m., Finlay was pulled over in Harrison after she was observed driving her car with a forged New Jersey temporary registration license tag.

Following her arrest, 21 forged COVID-19 vaccination record cards and three additional forged New Jersey temporary registration tags were recovered.

“The District Attorney’s Office will vigorously investigate and prosecute anyone who is found purchasing, possessing, making, or selling forged vaccination cards,” said DA Miriam Rocah. “The health and safety of the public is our top priority, and we will not tolerate conduct that puts individuals at increased risk of the serious effects of COVID19.”

She said their investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have relevant information about someone in possession of or selling fake vaccination cares are asked to contact our office.”

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