Officers Heather Schaeffer and Benjamin Lapp were fired as the two “had been openly speaking about having fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards.”
The stupid thing about these two, besides bragging about it to other police officers that they had the fake vaccine cards, is that they weren't even required to be vaccinated. They did this because they didn't want to wear a mask as required for unvaccinated police officers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Too stigmatizing or something, I suppose.
No charges were brought against these two, of course, as cops don't seem to like arresting other cops, but as both were officers making around $80,000 per year as their base salary, they will feel it — as they should — for their stupidity. Schaeffer also had other cards, according to Lapp, and was possibly selling them.
Source: Lancaster Online
Two Lancaster city police officers were fired earlier this month for submitting forged COVID-19 vaccination cards to the department falsely indicating they’d been vaccinated, according to their termination letters.
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, according to documents LNP | LancasterOnline obtained through a Right to Know request to the city.
The city does not mandate employees to get vaccinated, but strongly encourages them to do so, Jess King, chief of staff to Mayor Danene Sorace, told LNP earlier this year.
Employees who are not fully vaccinated must wear masks in city buildings; those who are fully vaccinated do not, according to the policy.
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 Heather Schaeffer had other fraudulent cards and was possibly selling them.
Heather Schaeffer obtained a blank vaccine card from a relative in the military, made a copy and sold it to Benjamin Lapp for $20, Lancaster Online reports. #dailyvoice #lancaster #lancasterpolice https://t.co/1JKcI1tJId
— Pennsylvania Daily Voice (@DailyVoicePA) October 30, 2021