Two cops fired for submitting fake COVID vaccination cards — now they're under criminal investigation

Two Pennsylvania police officers are facing criminal investigations after they were fired for submitting fake COVID-19 vaccination cards to their department.

The two officers in the city of Lancaster were busted after they openly discussed their fake vaccination cards at work, according to a report from Lancaster Online.

"Heather Schaeffer got a blank vaccination card from her cousin, who is in the military and involved in vaccination efforts, made a copy and sold it to Benjamin Lapp for $20," the site reports. "According to Schaeffer and Lapp's termination paperwork, Capt. Richard Mendez learned in September that the two 'had been openly speaking about having fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards.' Both admitted submitting the forged cards during a Sept. 22 interview with police officials, the paperwork said. Lapp also told the officials that Schaeffer had other fraudulent cards and was possibly selling them."

Lancaster doesn't require employees to be vaccinated, but those who've gotten the jab are allowed to go mask-less in city facilities, according to the report. The local district attorney's office has opened a criminal investigation into the two fired officers, but charges have not yet been filed.