(Meredith) — An Illinois woman traveled to Hawaii with a fake COVID-19 vaccination card that had a major typo, authorities said.
Police arrested Chloe Mrozak, 24, after receiving a tip that she used a fake vaccine card to fly to Hawaii on Aug. 23, Hawaii News Now reported. She allegedly submitted the fraudulent document to bypass a mandatory 10-day quarantine for unvaccinated visitors.
One error that stood out to authorities: Moderna was misspelled as “Maderna” on the document.
The handwritten card stated that Mrozak received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in Delaware from National Guard members. Officials in Delaware reportedly told investigators they could not find evidence of her vaccinations in their medical records.
Investigators said they initially had trouble tracking down Mrozak because the hotel reservation she gave an airport screener was incorrect.
KHON-TV reported that the screener did not confirm Mrozak’s hotel reservation before she left the processing center. When investigators later contacted the hotel, the staff said there was not a reservation under her name.
Authorities arrested Mrozak on Saturday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu while she was at the Southwest Airlines counter about to fly home.
Mrozak was charged with falsifying vaccination documents, which is a misdemeanor offense. Her bail was set at $2,000.
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