Todd Anderson, the 16 year owner of the Old Corner Saloon in Clements, California, was caught selling fake Coronavirus vaccination cards by undercover investigators and taken into custody on Wednesday May 5th. Anderson was allegedly selling the cards for $20 each, according to authorities. At least eight were sold before undercover agents arrested Anderson and shut down the operation. A laminating machine and 30 blank cards were confiscated.
The arrest is the first major incident of the government arresting someone for making and distributing fake vaccine passports, after the FBI threatened to press charges against anyone knowingly using or distributing fake vaccine passports several weeks ago.
The undercover operation came after the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control received a tip that fraudulent vaccination cards were being sold at the bar. “Undercover agents were able to purchase the fraudulent cards at Old Corner Saloon on multiple occasions in April. As a result, agents arrested the owner of the business for selling the fraudulent cards, which is a violation of the California Penal Code,” the department said in a statement.
“It is disheartening to have members in our community show flagrant disregard for public health in the midst of a pandemic. Distributing, falsifying or purchasing fake COVID-19 vaccine cards is against the law and endangers yourself and those around you,” San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar commented.
The move also comes as yet another example of the Biden Regime and radical left go after and prosecute political dissidents. Just last week, National File covered how the FBI and NSA are spying on supporters of President Donald Trump who they consider “extremist.” Some consider this to be the latest of many examples of the Biden Regime going after political dissidents on Trumped up charges.
As National File has previously reported, “the Biden regime and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as ‘vaccine passports’ — that would allow Americans to prove they have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as businesses try to reopen.”