Lady Pretending as Nurse Arrested for Selling COVID-19 Vaccines Online

Lady Using a Nurse Identity Arrested for Selling COVID-19 Vaccines in Pasay

Police arrested a lady who was accused of using a nurse identity to sell COVID-19 vaccines online which allegedly she didn’t have.

A 35-year-old woman was arrested by Pasay City Police after she allegedly steals the name and ID of a nurse to sell the COVID-19 vaccine. Dayrelle Esteban, 35, the owner of the identity, met and set up the suspect in the entrapment operation in a restaurant in Pasay City.

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Esteban gave the suspect P50,000 as a down payment on a purchase of more than 50 vaccines for P110,000, or more than P2,000 each. Mich allegedly offered Esteban vaccinations from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and SinoVac, with a downpayment required to release the stock, according to Esteban.

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The supply allegedly originated from a Makati private hospital and a Quezon City government facility. Esteban revealed that someone texted her security agency guard, who had already spoken with the suspect, over the weekend.

Mich pretended to be an employee of a private hospital and provided the guard a copy of Esteban’s professional ID and other images as proof that she was genuine, according to the account. The suspect used a copy of Esteban’s ID in a Facebook post she shared last year.

Esteban pretended to be a member of the guard company’s employees in order to conduct business with the suspect. Mich was eventually discovered to be in possession of no vaccines, leading the police to believe that she was simply cheating to make money.

Mich’s live-in partner, pseudonym Gelo, 28, was also arrested as a probable collaborator, but he claimed he had no knowledge of his partner’s actions. Mich’s defense is that she was only looking for a means to make money.

She used to work as a maid but was laid off for three months. Gelo is also unemployed. Under the Cybercrime Prevention Act, Mich will be charged with estafa, or swindling, and identity theft.

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