Transcript for Paramedic charged with vaccine scam in Florida
this country. The suspect accused of selling fake covid shots. And in another case, the paramedic accused of stealing doses after making up fake patients, now claiming his supervisor wanted the doses for his own family. Here's our chief national correspondent Matt Gutman tonight. Reporter: Tonight, that alarming warning from authorities. Covid vaccine fraud and other misconduct on the rise. In Florida, paramedic Joshua colon accused of hoarding doses. A tough-talking sheriff making an example of the pair. What were you thinking? Did you only have three brain cells? I mean, how's that going to work? Reporter: Colon seen here winning the paramedic of year award just weeks ago. Now accused of stealing several doses of vaccine by allegedly con docketing vaccination recipients. He confessed. He said, "I made all that up. It was all fraudulent. It was wrong." Reporter: He's being charged with multiple counts including forgery and falsifying medical records. Authorities say they are now investigating whether the supervisor played any role, as well. In Washington state, federal officials calling Johnny Stine a "Snake oil salesman" for posing as a bio tech expert, claiming to have a covid vaccine and claiming to inject patients for between $400 and $1,000 each. But the vaccine, claim officials, is untested, untried and potentially unsafe. And tonight, a new hot line launched by New York governor Andrew Cuomo to crack down on vaccine deception. You will see scam artists. You will see fraud, I guarantee it. Reporter: David, now the better business bureau is warning that scammers are reaching out to folks via email, phone, social media, purporting to try to help them set up their vaccinations and then they ask for personal information and money. Yeah, got to be extremely careful. Matt, thank you.
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