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Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Three Vermont State Police troopers have resigned after they allegedly created fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, the department announced Tuesday.

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"If these allegations are proved to be true, it is reprehensible that state troopers would manipulate vaccination cards in the midst of a pandemic, when being vaccinated is one of the most important steps anyone can take to keep their community safe from COVID-19," Col. Matthew Birmingham, director of Vermont State Police, stated.

It's unclear why the troopers allegedly made the cards or to whom they shared them with. The FBI has taken over the investigation, and state police said the troopers could be in violation of federal law.

#1 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-08 12:08 PM | Reply

From the WaPo article on this story:

Making or buying a counterfeit card violates federal laws, as it entails the unauthorized use of an official government agency's seal, according to the FBI. Those linked to a fake vaccination card can face a fine and a prison sentence of up to five years. The FBI warned unvaccinated people earlier this year: "Do not buy fake vaccine cards, do not make your own vaccine cards, and do not fill-in blank vaccination record cards with false information."

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-08 01:15 PM | Reply

That was really worth posting, Doc. People need to know you don't do stupid things like this. These Troopers need to be charged and prosecuted as fully as the law allows. They are responsible for law enforcement and knew better.

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-08 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm with you.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-08 01:54 PM | Reply

Dang it Farva!

And I thought the meow game was pushing it.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-08 01:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

People really need to be told counterfeiting is illegal?

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-08 03:07 PM | Reply

I reckon there's not much point in taking bets on their political affiliation...

#7 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-09-08 03:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#7
That's, literally, a no-brainer.

#8 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-08 03:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#3 | Posted by YAV

Agreed. They need to be made an example of due to their position.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-09-08 05:16 PM | Reply

Big tough brave cops afraid of a little shot.

Maybe that level of cowardice and selfishness explains why they need to empty their clip into anyone who startles them.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-08 07:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It would have been easier to just get the god damn shot!

What is wrong with this country?

#11 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-09-08 07:39 PM | Reply

"What is wrong with this country?"

As dirtbags like goatman would lament: "it's a mystery."

#12 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-09-08 08:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Big tough brave cops afraid of a little shot.
Maybe that level of cowardice and selfishness explains why they need to empty their clip into anyone who startles them.

#10 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

But they'll get tatoos (3+% bad outcomes including serious infections)!

Tattoos breach the skin, which means that skin infections and other complications are possible, including:

Allergic reactions. Tattoo dyes " especially red, green, yellow and blue dyes " can cause allergic skin reactions, such as an itchy rash at the tattoo site. This can occur even years after you get the tattoo.
Skin infections. A skin infection is possible after tattooing.
Other skin problems. Sometimes an area of inflammation called a granuloma can form around tattoo ink. Tattooing also can lead to keloids " raised areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue.
Bloodborne diseases. If the equipment used to create your tattoo is contaminated with infected blood, you can contract various bloodborne diseases " including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
MRI complications. Rarely, tattoos or permanent makeup might cause swelling or burning in the affected areas during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. In some cases, tattoo pigments can interfere with the quality of the image.
Medication or other treatment might be needed if you experience an allergic reaction to the tattoo ink or you develop an infection or other skin problem near a tattoo.
www.mayoclinic.org

#13 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-09-09 07:11 AM | Reply

What is wrong with this country?

#11 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

Trump. And idiots like Trump.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-09 12:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Re #2

It is a federal crime. They can still be charged.

But it's not like many of them haven't already committed federal crimes. So what is one more?

Anyone care to guess their political affiliations?

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-09 12:18 PM | Reply

Wanna bet they were selling them to other police officers? Amazing as it may seem, first responders are among some of least vaccinated groups in the country.

OCU

#16 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-09-10 01:15 AM | Reply

I do not understand the aversion to a medicine that will 99.9% of the time save your life.

For the life of me I cannot figure it out.

Are these people really that dumb that they believe all the drivel the millionaires at Faux Noise push out to oppose Biden?

Is it really just as simple as they will cut off their nose to spite their face?

Do liberals wanting them to not pass the virus around to the public hurt their fee fees?

There has be numerous news reports of the penalties for the forging of a vaccine card, yet an LEO goes ahead and does just that?

How stupid.

How predictable.

To serve and protect is what they should do. By doing this they are doing neither. I am sure the Florida Highway Patrol has a spot reserved for them.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-10 12:48 PM | Reply

Good. They didn't need those jobs anyway.
NEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXTTTTTTT!!!!

#18 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-09-10 01:03 PM | Reply

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