Nurse accused of vaccination-card scam to stand trial in September Assizes and faces committal on other fraud charges

The nurse accused of fraud involving COVID-19 vaccination cards has been committed to stand trial in the High Court of Justice during the September sitting of the Criminal Assizes.

Jahmesha Millwood of Bolans appeared in the St. John’s Magistrates Court on Monday, July 11, on charges of the larceny and forgery of 21 immunization-record cards. She was arrested and charged for the offences on February 18 this year. 

Millwood is alleged to have forged and issued the fake vaccination cards – for which she was paid significant sums of money – at the Multipurpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre Vaccination Site at Perry Bay.

Reportedly, she was not even one of the nurses authorized to administer the vaccines.

Millwood was taken into custody on November 13, 2021, after the Police got word that she was involved in the alleged scam. Her licence to practice nursing in Antigua and Barbuda reportedly has been revoked, and the 29-year-old woman is out on $5,000 bail.

Meanwhile, the young woman faces a second committal, expected within weeks, for fraud. In that matter she is charged with 17 counts of forgery.

Millwood is alleged to have used another woman’s bank card without her knowledge or consent to make online purchases that totaled $20,764.17 over a period of time.

Those committal proceedings are set for August 18.