Statement From the New York State Department of Health

“The New York State Department of Health takes fraud in the COVID-19 vaccination program very seriously and will continue to work with law enforcement to crack down on forged vaccination documentation. The Department’s Vaccination Complaint Investigation Team, along with the New York State Police, investigated a report of a forged COVID-19 vaccination card that had been reported to them by a private company in Marcy, which led to today’s arrest of Devin R. Kemp, age 24 from Eaton, NY for Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree, a class “D” felony. This arrest should serve as a reminder that vaccine-related fraud is criminal behavior with serious consequences. New Yorkers can report vaccine-related fraud by calling 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) or emailing”