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Chicago Pharmacist Caught Red Handed Selling Authentic Vaccination Cards On Ebay

(CNN)

A licensed pharmacist was arrested in Chicago on Tuesday for allegedly selling dozens of authentic Covid-19 vaccination cards on eBay, the Justice Department said in a news release.

Tangtang Zhao, 34, allegedly sold 125 Covid-19 vaccination cards from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to 11 different buyers for about $10 a card in March and April, the department said.

Zhao's defense attorney, Gal Pissetzky, entered a not guilty plea on his client's behalf during a Tuesday arraignment. 

Zhao's biggest sale was $176.70 on April 2 to a buyer who paid for 17 cards, according to the indictment. In total, Zhao made more than $1,200 between March and April, the indictment shows.

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Look, I'm all about the big pay day. A man, woman, or otherwise has every right to trick, swindle and connive their way to a fatter bank account, and the people that are the best tricksters, swindlers, and connivers are the ones that always have the fattest stacks. 

The trick, swindle and conniving life ain't for everybody though. There are people out there who just aren't cut up for a life of crime, and these "criminals" are often amongst the dumbest people on earth. I mean this Tangtang cat has to be the dumbest motherfucker ever right? I mean the dude's a licensed pharmacist. He has a brain between his ears. Bet you he aced every test he ever took from HS all the way through pharmacy school. 

I've seen it a million times. Just one of those dudes who simultaneously has an incredible brain and no brain at the same time. Can do any math problem you give him, but the second he's slapped in the face with a real world situation like slinging phony vax cards, he shits the bed and basically hands himself to the po-pos on a silver platter.

It's really unbelievable. His bosses, supervisors, whatever obviously filled them in on the severity of issuing/selling/giving out "unearned" vax cards… and this moron goes and pops a bunch of those pieces of paper on Ebay… a site that's on the internet… with the internet being the easiest place on the planet for anyone any adept in "internetting" to track down potential crime. Not only that, he only made a few grand apparently. 

Hey Tangtang you dumbfuck!!! KEEP DEGREES OF SEPARATION!!! Get your stack of paper vax cards, find a buyer that will buy said stack wholesale, get paid, and carry on with your day. Do NOT leave a paper trail like… popping the cards on eBay and leaving the most blatant paper trail of all time. STAY THE FUCK OFF THE INTERNET. Do I gotta be the brains behind everything around here? Jesus Christ. 

This is simple Illegal Vaccination Cards Distribution 101. And you just scored a fat ZERO on the test, probably for the first time in your life. Next time hit the books before taking the test, Tangtang, you fucking idiot. 

He deserves everything that's coming to him, and not for trying to make a quick buck or stealing/selling government property or whatever, but for being fucking stupid. His stupidity makes him a danger to society. Nobody is safe in his presence. His stupidity could get not just him, but anyone in his vicinity hurt or killed.

Oh wait… what's that? He's up for 120 YEARS in prison??!?!?

If convicted, Zhao faces up to 10 years in prison for each count, according to the Justice Department.

They're charging him on a separate count for EVERY card he sold. Every single one. That's… a bad beat there. If I were in Tangtang's shoes and got caught illegally selling fake IDs (for all intents and purposes) I'd have weighed the risk and reward. The risk, I would have figured, would have been a decently sized fine. Not enough time in prison time for me to live out the rest of my days. I know he won't come close to doing that much time, but goddamn. They really ain't fucking around.

PS - Lori Lightfoot can fuck the fuck off.