California officials say a bar owner who sold undercover agents fake COVID-19 vaccine cards is now facing charges for multiple crimes.
The state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Wednesday said agents purchased the fraudulent cards multiple times in April at the Old Corner Saloon in San Joaquin County, located about 35 miles southeast of Sacramento.
Todd Anderson faces charges of felony identity theft and forging government documents, as well as a misdemeanor for falsifying medical records, according to an statement from San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Elisa Bubak emailed to USA TODAY.
The cards sold for $20, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control spokesperson John Carr confirmed in an emailed statement to USA TODAY. It’s the first time the department has investigated fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine cards and could mark the first such case in the nation.
The low-tech cards are increasingly being required…