New York, New York – On August 31, 2021, Investigators from the SP Manhattan Bureau of Criminal Investigations arrested Nadayza Barkley, age 27, of Bellport, New York, for Offering a False Instrument in the 1st Degree – a class E felony and Conspiracy in the 5th Degree – a class A misdemeanor.
The SP Manhattan BCI, with assistance from the United States Postal Inspection Service, New York County District Attorney’s Office, and the New York State Department of Health, conducted an investigation into fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards being sold through a social media account. The investigation revealed that the account user was offering the services of Barkley, a Patchogue Urgent Care employee, to input false information into the medical facility’s computer system.
Barkley was arrested and charged with Offering a False Instrument in the 1st Degree and Conspiracy in the 5th Degree. She was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court and was scheduled to return to court on October 12, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
Along with Barkley, at least ten other people involved with the fraudulent activity have been arrested. There is currently an arrest warrant issued for Jasmine Clifford, age 31, of the Bronx, New York, the user of the previously mentioned social media account. Clifford is being charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree – a class D Felony, Offering a False Instrument in the 1st Degree and Conspiracy in the 5th Degree. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the New York State Police in Troop NYC at (212) 459-7800.