New Jersey Pharmacist Charged for Selling Fake COVID-19 Cards

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Bethesda, MD, USA 03-22-2021: a COVID 19 vaccination record card on a wooden desk. The card details the date, type and the dose number of administred vaccine and given to every person for record.

BAYONNE, NJ – A New Jersey Pharmacist in Bayonne has been arrested and charged for selling bogus COVID-19 vaccination record cards then entering false information into the state’s COVID-19 vaccination database.

“Christina Bekhit, a licensed pharmacist who operates the AllCare Pharmacy in Bayonne, was arrested on June 22, 2022 and charged with second-degree Computer Criminal Activity, third-degree Tampering with Public Information, and fourth-degree Destruction, Falsification, or Alteration of Records Relating to Medical Care,” the New Jersey Attorney General said. “The charges stem from an investigation conducted by OIFP’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) in coordination with the Bayonne Police Department and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.”

The complaint alleges, “On three occasions Bekhit sold falsified COVID-19 vaccination record cards to undercover investigators for $250 apiece. The cards displayed vaccination dates and lot numbers for vaccines that were never administered to the recipients, including one undercover investigator who told Bekhit her job required her to be vaccinated.”

Police became aware of Bekhit’s operation after selling a fraudulent COVID-19 record card to a Bayonne Police officer conducting an undercover operation in January 2022.

During the encounter with the undercover officer, Bekhit allegedly asked if he “really wanted to take the vaccine.” When the undercover officer said he did not, Bekhit allegedly offered to sell him a vaccine card that would include two vaccination dates and would be entered into the NJIIS database. Before leaving the pharmacy, Bekhit allegedly told the undercover officer “if anyone you know wants a vaccine card, bring them to me.”