Multnomah County Member of Parliament Pleads Guilty to Vaccine Card Scam | Oregon News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Multnomah County Sheriff’s Deputy pleaded guilty on Tuesday to abusing vaccination cards, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

Robert James Haney, 50, of Battle Ground, Wash., Will serve six months probation, resign from the sheriff’s office, relinquish his certification with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and pay a fine of $ 500, according to a press release.

He was indicted in September for stealing COVID-19 vaccination cards from the Multnomah County Jail, where he worked.

Investigators said he stole two blank cards during a vaccination clinic at the prison. He made a copy of a colleague’s card and filled out the blank cards with the intention of giving them to family members, prosecutors said.

Colleagues reported that Haney stole the cards in May and that detectives were investigating, the Columbian reported. Officials raided Haney’s battlefield house and seized two COVID-19 vaccination cards from a kitchen cabinet, according to a property receipt.

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“The allegations of misconduct are serious business for public safety agencies,” Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese said in the press release. “The credibility of our profession is compromised when a member engages in illegal actions or misconduct.”

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