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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Saeedeh Elahi, 41, (DOB: 01/31/1980), of Livonia, in connection with stealing two syringes of the Moderna COVID vaccine.

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.

Saeedeh Elahi has been charged with one count of Larceny in a Building. * She was arraigned yesterday in 36th District Court and given a $20,000 personal bond. Her Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 13, 2021 in 36th District Court. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.