Woman nabbed for fake vax cards

Emmanuel Tupas - The Philippine Star
Woman nabbed for fake vax cards
Quezon City health workers are busy putting tamper-proof security seals into the vaccination cards at the city hall on July 10, 2021.
The STAR / Boy Santos

MANILA, Philippines — A woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly selling counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards in Quezon City.

Huwela Gabrido was apprehended in an entrapment operation along Cambridge street in Barangay E. Rodriguez, Cubao, Quezon City police station 7 commander Lt. Col. Elizabeth Jasmin said in a report.

Police said Gabrido had been under surveillance for a week after an informant tipped them off about her illegal activities.

Probers said Gabrido had been offering people fake vaccination cards, which she could produce in three days for P10,000 a piece and P15,000 if the customer wanted it in one day.

The suspect yielded a forged vaccination card and a logbook.

Gabrido is being held on charges of falsification of public documents and violating Republic Act 11525 or the COVID-19 Vaccination Act.

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte had warned people against selling and using fake vaccination cards.

“Those people are putting the lives of other residents at risk,” Belmonte said.


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