The director of nursing at a Columbia, South Carolina rehabilitation center has been indicted by a grand jury for creating fraudulent vaccination verification cards for a family member, The State reports.
The lawyer for 53-year-old Tammy McDonald, who reportedly is vaccinated, said that McDonald only made “one or two” of the vaccination cards to help a relative who has “anti-vaccination beliefs” skirt vaccine mandates at the University of South Carolina. The lawyer pointed out that McDonald did not receive any financial compensation for the cards.
Besides charges of forging the vaccination cards, McDonald also faces charges of lying to FBI and US Health and Human Services investigators. She was indicted by a grand jury last week and pleaded not guilty to charges Thursday morning at an arraignment hearing. She was released on $10,000 bond and she will be required to inform any future employer in health care of the charges she faces if she continues to work as a nurse or in health care.