Woman nabbed for selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in QC

Published January 27, 2022, 8:00 PM

by Aaron Homer Dioquino

Police arrested a woman for allegedly selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in Barangay E. Rodriguez, Cubao, Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26.

Lt. Col. Elizabeth D. Jasmin, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Cubao Station (PS 7) commander, said the suspect, identified as Huwela Mifuel Gabrido, 51, was nabbed in an entrapment operation.

According to the police, they launched the operation after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen. They were able to buy from the suspect a fake vaccination card for P15,000, which was paid through G-Cash.

Gabrido, who came with two cohorts, was arrested upon meet-up with a police poseur-buyer at No. 44 Cambridge St., Brgy. E. Rodriguez at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

However, her two cohorts escaped.

Gabrido was presented for inquest before the QC Prosecutor’s Office for cases of estafa, falsification of public documents under the Revised Penal Code, and violation of Republic Act 11332 or the “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases Law,” the police said.