Mon. Sep 20th, 2021

DETROIT, MI – Saeedeh Elahi, 41-years-old, of Livonia, has been charged in connection with the theft of two syringes of the Moderna COVID vaccine while at TCF Center.

On March 15, 2021, at 1:50 p.m., two Detroit police officers responded to the third floor of the TCF Center for an alleged larceny that recently occurred. It is alleged that the defendant placed two syringes filled with the Moderna vaccine and two vaccination cards in her pocket.

“There is simply no excuse for this alleged conduct. This past year has been extremely stressful for everyone. There is some light at the end of the tunnel because of the various vaccines. State and local governments have been doing their level best to get vaccines to as many people as possible. This case should send a loud and clear message that this conduct is criminal and will be taken seriously,” said Prosecutor Worthy.


Ms. Long has been charged with two counts of Embezzlement by an Agent or Trustee -$20,000 or more, but less than $50,000, three counts of Uttering and Publishing, Using a Computer to Commit a Crime and Larceny of $20,000 or more. She was arraigned today in 36 th District Court. Ms. Long received a $20,000 personal bond. Her Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 13, 2021 in 36 th District Court.

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