Bar owner charged for allegedly selling fake COVID vaccine cards

California Alcoholic Beverage Control received a tip the cards were allegedly being sold inside Todd Anderson’s old corner saloon in Clements.
2:16 | 05/08/21

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one of the first cases of its kind, a man accused of selling fake covid-19 vaccine cards. He's now facing multiple charges, and the concern is there could be more people like him out there doing the same thing. Here's ABC's zohreen shah. Reporter: This California bar owner arrested this week after authorities say they uncovered two filled out vaccine cards, 30 blank ones and laminating machines. The county's district attorney saying all to make fake vaccination cards. You know, any time you're looking at identity or fraud-related cases, it's greed. It's plain and simple, it's greed. Reporter: Alcoholic beverage received information that entrepreneur Todd Anderson sold fake vaccine cards in clements, but agents went undercover buying some too. Our agents were able to buy four fraudulent cards. Reporter: 20 bucks apiece, but the consequences expensive. $20 is the value of a human's life by this individual because by not telling the truth about whether or not you have been vaccinated, you expose all of us to greater harm. Reporter: Anderson's arrest is the first in California, but with places like Chicago and new York considering vaccine passports for sites like stadiums and concert venues, there's concern among law enforcement like California's attorney general that could start a trend of more fraudulent cards. The fraudulent vaccination card gets you a vaccine passport, and then it'll be in higher demand. It'll be more sought after. Reporter: And since the CDC rolled out vaccination cards, scams and how-to guides popping up online. Over 40 attorneys general recently issuing letters to Ebay, shopify and offerup hoping to help fight the problem. They're working to remove fraud. There's concerns they're in the thousands, and we can't have that, and it was significant enough that it got the attention of over 40 attorneys general throughout the United States, but my message is don't do it. Get a vaccine. They're available. Reporter: So what happens if you buy a fake card? Well, it's considered a fraudulent medical document, and the D.A. We spoke to said her office is working with the state and the feds, and she says they will find you if you bought one. Whit? Interesting story. All right, zohreen, thank you so much. We appreciate it.

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