LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Los Angeles County contract worker was charged Thursday for allegedly stealing hundreds of blank vaccine cards from a COVID-19 vaccination center at the Pomona Fairplex.
Muhammad Rauf Ahmed, 46, of Las Vegas, was charged with one felony count of grand theft in the matter.READ MORE: Vehicle Crashes Into Restaurant Killing One, Injuring Five
Ahmed is suspected of stealing more than 500 of the cards, which prosecutors said have a value of about $15 each if sold illegally.READ MORE: 3 Found Dead In Balboa Island Home
“Selling fraudulent and stolen vaccine cards is illegal, immoral and puts the public at risk of exposure to a deadly virus,” Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said when announcing the charges.
An arraignment for the 46-year-old is set for August 25 in Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch.MORE NEWS: Drenching Rain Forces Alisal Fire Burn Area Residents In Santa Barbara County To Evacuate
The case remains under investigation by the La Verne Police Department.