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Two Long Island nurses were arrested after earning a reported $1.5 million selling counterfeit vaccine cards.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on the home of 49-year-old Julie Devuono, a nurse practitioner, and seized $900,000 in cash.

Officers also found a handwritten ledger in the home that shows Devuono and 44-year-old Marissa Urraro, a licensed practical nurse, earned over $1.5 million selling fake vaccine cards between November 2021 and January 2022.

Devuono is the owner of Wild Child Pediatric healthcare in Amityville, NY. Her husband is an NYPD police officer

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office launched an investigation after the nurses sold fake vaccine cards to undercover officers.

According to the indictment, the nurses sold thousands of fake cards for $220 to $440 for adults and a discount price of $85 for children.

After selling the cards, the women allegedly added the information to the NY State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS).

"I hope this sends a message to others who are considering gaming the system that they will get caught and that we will enforce the law to the fullest extent," said Suffolk County DA Raymond Tierney.

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Thousands of fake Covid-19 vaccine cards are flooding the streets of America as more local and state governments announce vaccine mandates.

A Chicago-based pharmacist was arrested on Tuesday for selling more than 100 counterfeit vaccine cards on eBay.com.

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And federal agents seized more than 3,000 counterfeit vaccine cards that arrived at a Memphis port in a shipment from China.

Michael Neipert, Area Port Director of Memphis, said:

"If you do not wish to receive a vaccine, that is your decision. But don't order a counterfeit, waste my officer's time, break the law, and misrepresent yourself.

"When you order a fake vaxx card, you are using my officers time as they also seize fentanyl and methamphetamines."

The FBI has warned people that "buying, selling, or using a counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination card is a crime."

In an effort to crack down on counterfeit cards, local health officials in NY City are providing restaurants, retailers and gym owners with instructions on how to spot fake vaxx cards.

The action comes after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a ban on unvaccinated people in restaurants, stores and gyms.

People with at least one mRNA vaccine dose in their arms are not considered unvaccinated.

New Benjamins

In an effort to stay one step ahead of organized, well-financed counterfeiters, the Federal Reserve is issuing crisp new $100 bills on Tuesday.

The new $100 bill, which was announced on April 21, 2010, will be released despite the government shutdown (nothing but an act of God stops the U.S. from printing money).

The new C-notes feature updated anti-counterfeit measures including raised printing, microprinting, and color shifting images. Benjamin Franklin's image is off-center and there are numerous references to the Constitution printed on the bills.

An earlier release date was scrapped when a printing error sent 30 million notes to the incinerator.

The old $100 bills will be gradually removed from circulation by banks and the Federal Reserve.