A Florida couple was busted for using fake vaccination cards to travel to Hawaii — days after a California father and son were also nabbed for the same tactic as they entered the isolated state, according to a new report.
Daniela and Enzo Dalmazzo, of Miami, flew to Honolulu Aug. 11, presenting phony cards for themselves and their two young children, born in 2016 and 2017, according to complaints filed by the Hawaii Attorney General’s office, obtained by WTVJ.
The children’s cards were an immediate red flag for an airport screener — because both kids are too young to be inoculated with any of the jabs approved for use in the US, the outlet reported.
“The screener at the airport, when they came through, noticed an anomaly about the age of the children and the vaccine, and that’s how we got involved,” Special Agent Joe Logan, of the Hawaii Attorney General’s office, told the outlet.
The pair was found in violation of the state’s Safe Travel Program, which requires visitors to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to avoid a 10-day quarantine.
The Dalmazzos were charged with falsifying a vaccine card — and Daniela was hit with an additional two counts for submitting the phony records for their two kids, the station reported, citing the complaints.
Anyone found guilty of falsifying vaccination documents in the state could face a $5,000 fine and/or a year in prison.
The couple has since posted bail.
Three days earlier, California father and son Norbert Chung, 57, and Trevor Chung, 19, were taken into custody at Honolulu’s airport for allegedly showing fake COVID-19 passports.
The Aloha State has been grappling with soaring COVID-19 cases this month.