SJ - January 27, 2022
Michael and Amber Naab used fake vaccine cards to attend the Patriots-Bills playoff game back on January 15th. On Tuesday they were arraigned and charged with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a Class D felony.
An anonymous tip, after the couple bragged about using the fake vaccine cards on social media, led to an investigation during the game. The couple was identified and removed from their seats for questioning during the game.
The charges carry a maximum of 7 years in prison if convicted, but Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said in a press conference Wednesday that prison would “absolutely not” be on the table if the two are convicted.
“I would readily admit, this is not the Kennedy assassination,” Flynn said. “I readily admit this is not the crime of the century.
“At the end of the day,” he added, “I’m not going to jam them up. But I can’t just let them go.”
Imagine being the person who sent the anonymous tip. It's one thing to be dumb enough to post on social media about using fake vaccine cards, but it takes a special kind of person to send in that anonymous tip.
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