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Woman Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Enter Hawaii With Fake Vaccine Card

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Woman Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Enter Hawaii With Fake Vaccine Card

A woman has been arrested after she allegedly used a fake vaccine card when entering Hawaii.

Chloe Mrozak, from Illinois, USA, is accused of falsifying vaccination documents to avoid mandatory quarantine rules.

One big giveaway was that the card allegedly said the 24-year-old had received the 'Maderna' vaccine, rather than the correct spelling of Moderna.

'Maderna' vaccine. Credit: Hawaii Department of the Attorney General
'Maderna' vaccine. Credit: Hawaii Department of the Attorney General
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Mrozak arrived at Oahu's Daniel K. Inouy International Airport last Monday (23 August) and was allowed into the state.

But her hotel reservation was then checked and staff confirmed that she had not booked a room.

They then checked her medical records with the state of Delaware - where she said she had been vaccinated - and there was no trace of her jabs.

Mrozak was then arrested by officers when she returned to the airport for her flight home on Saturday (28 August).

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She is now being held in jail, charged with two misdemeanour counts for falsifying documents and skipping mandatory self-quarantine, and her bail has been set at $2,000 (£1,450).

In Hawaii, using falsified proof of testing or vaccination documents for travel into the state is a misdemeanour that carries a fine of up to $5,000 (£3,630) and/or imprisonment of up to one year for each count, according to CBS Chicago.

The 24-year-old was arrested at the airport. Credit: Hawaii Department of the Attorney General
The 24-year-old was arrested at the airport. Credit: Hawaii Department of the Attorney General

Meanwhile, in the UK, a man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after he posed as an NHS employee to trick a 92-year-old woman into paying for a fake Covid-19 vaccine.

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Kathleen Martin, now 93, allowed David Chambers, 33, into her home in Surbiton, south-west London, on the afternoon of 30 December last year as the jab was first being rolled out to vulnerable people.

She had recently been contacted by her GP surgery and believed Chambers - who was wearing a fake lanyard - had been sent to administer the vaccine.

He asked her to roll up her sleeve and pretended to give her the jab, pressing something she described as a 'dart-like implement' against the back of her wrist.

Chambers, who did not inject anything or break his victim's skin, charged her £140 ($190), then returned days later on 4 January to demand another £100 ($140), which she refused to pay.

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Police released this image when they were trying to track down Chambers. Credit: City of London Police
Police released this image when they were trying to track down Chambers. Credit: City of London Police

In a statement, Martin described the scam as 'harrowing' but said she hopes it 'doesn't deter people from getting vaccinated'.

Chambers was jailed at Kingston Crown Court on 13 August after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation and battery at a previous hearing.

Judge Hannah Kinch branded his actions 'despicable'.

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She said: "I have no doubt your actions caused significant anxiety and distress to other elderly people at that time, worried they might too fall victim to that scam.

"Your actions were cruelly calculated to trick the victim into thinking she had been properly vaccinated so as to be able to obtain payment from her."

Featured Image Credit: Hawaii Department of the Attorney General

Topics: Hawaii, vaccine, US News, crime, Covid-19

Jake Massey
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