Chicago: Authorities Seize 130 Fake Vaccination Cards as 22 Shot over Weekend

An Illinois National Guardsman takes the temperature of residents arriving at a mass COVID-19 vaccination center set up in a parking lot outside of the United Center, home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, on March 10, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The site, which opened at full capacity today, expects …
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U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authorities in Chicago seized two parcels of counterfeit vaccination cards bound to the greater Detroit area from Moldova.

In a tweet Wednesday morning, CBP Chicago announced it had intercepted the packages, one containing 100 false vaccination cards and the other carrying 30 phony cards.

According to CBP Chicago, the cards were headed to two separate addresses in Livonia, Michigan, and were sent from the Eastern European country of Moldova.

In a separate incident in upstate New York this month, a couple allegedly presented falsified vaccination cards to enter a Buffalo Bills playoff game on January 15, Breitbart News reports. They were arraigned Tuesday and could face up to seven years in prison if convicted.

While the CBP cracks down on counterfeit vaccination cards in Democrat-run Chicago, twenty-two people were shot in the Windy City over the weekend, according to Breitbart News’s AWR Hawkins. Five of the individuals shot between Friday and Sunday succumbed to their injuries and died.

Moreover, Hawkins noted that during the weekend of January 14-16, at least twenty-nine people were shot, with four being fatally wounded. On New Year’s weekend, Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago saw thirty-one shootings, with six fatalities.

Breitbart News previously reported that almost “100 murder suspects were free on home monitoring in Chicago, rather than being behind bars,” on January 11.

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