CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – State police on Monday announced the arrest of a Cheektowaga woman who was caught with fake vaccination cards.
Kaiyah S. Heinrich, 24, was charged with possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a Class D felony.
An investigation from the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation found Heinrich was in possession of two forged CDC Covid-19 vaccination record cards. She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance.
Heinrich is scheduled to re-appear in Town of Cheektowaga Court later this month.
The charge carries a maximum of 7 years in prison if convicted. However, when Erie County District Attorney John Flynn spoke in January about a similar case relating to fake vaccination cards used at a Bills game, he said prison time would “absolutely not” be on the table if there was a conviction in the case.
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