Authorities: Dutchess County mother and daughters sentenced for providing fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards to nursing home during pandemic

While Clarke was a nurse at a Croton on Hudson nursing home, authorities say she and her two daughters, who were both applicants for nursing assistant positions, each submitted a copy of a forged COVID-19 vaccination record card to the facility.

News 12 Staff

Jun 16, 2023, 7:28 PM

Updated 336 days ago

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A Dutchess County mother and her two daughters have been sentenced for providing fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards to maintain and obtain employment at a nursing home during the pandemic.
Poughkeepsie resident Antoinette Clarke and her daughters Dzjara and Jajvia pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument in March. On Wednesday, each person was sentenced to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service, according to the Westchester DA's office.
While Clarke was a nurse at a Croton on Hudson nursing home, authorities say she and her two daughters, who were both applicants for nursing assistant positions, each submitted a copy of a forged COVID-19 vaccination record card to the facility.
At the time of the allegation, health care workers had to be vaccinated as a condition of employment during the pandemic.


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