According to the DOJ, criminal charges are pending against $150 million in COVID fraud schemes.

It is horrible when individuals decide to profit from a virus on the government’s dime and earn millions of dollars to line their wallets.

A health care worker fills out a COVID-19 vaccination record card. Photo: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Federal prosecutors have filed criminal accusations against 21 individuals in connection with a variety of health care fraud schemes using the COVID-19 outbreak. The defendants stole more than $149 million via a variety of scams, including overcharging for medical services and making and selling phony immunization cards. The Justice Department said that it confiscated approximately $8 million in cash and “other fraud profits” during its enforcement operation.

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