A Chicago-based pharmacist has been arrested for selling official vaccine cards on eBay, according to the Justice Department.
The pharmacist, identified as Tangtang Zhao, sold a total of 125 official Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cards for $10 each.
The demand for the cards has been on the increase as many businesses and public events require proof of vaccination by workers or people attending events.
It’s understood that Zhao, who worked at an unidentified chain of pharmacies in the US, had access to the vaccination cards which are only issued to individuals that receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
He was charged with 12 counts of theft of government property and could face up to 10 years in prison on each count.
Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite stated, “We take seriously, and will vigorously investigate, any criminal offence that contributes to the distrust around vaccines and vaccination status,”.