Court imposes bail of $5,000, ahead of March 17 committal date, on nurse implicated in vaccination-card fraud

Jahmesha Millwood, the nurse accused of fraud in the issuing of COVID-19 vaccination cards, has been granted bail.

The 29-year-old woman appeared before the court on Monday morning, February 21, and was bailed in the sum of $5,000 with a cash deposit of $2,500. Committal proceedings have been set for March 17.

Millwood, of Bolans Village, was charged last Friday, February 18, with 21 counts of forgery related to that number of vaccination cards.

The nurse is alleged to have falsified and sold the vaccination cards. Police took her into custody last November (2021), after they received word that she was involved in the alleged scam.

Reports say the woman was issuing the fake temporary yellow cards for a fee.  It was alleged that she had issued up to 50 of these bogus cards at a cost of over $1,000 each.

Reportedly, Millwood was filling out and signing the cards when she was not one of the nurses authorized to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. 

As a consequence of her alleged actions, Millwood’s licence to practice nursing in this country has since been revoked.

The permanent vaccination ID card being issued by the Government carries a barcode and other fail-safe features.