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McDonald’s worker charged after faking a case of COVID-19
By Talent Canada Staff
An 18-year-old woman has been charged after she faked having COVID-19 to get out of working at a McDonald’s restaurant in Hamilton.
Police received information from the Hamilton Public Health Services about an individual who had created a fake doctor’s note with fraudulent medical information about testing positive for the virus.
“The fake note was presented to a restaurant supervisor on March 19,” Hamilton police said in a press release. “The McDonald’s restaurant, located on Rymal Road, took immediate safety actions by closing the store and sending all employees home to self-isolate.”
The restaurant remained closed for several days while professional cleaning services worked to sanitize the store.
“There has been a significant impact on the restaurant, local customers and employees which instigated the need for police involvement,” the police service said.
On March 26, police arrested and charged an 18-year-old female from Hamilton with fraud and mischief. She has been charged with:
- Mischief Over $5000
- Fraud Under $5000
- Use a Forged Document
- Make Forged Document
She was released on an undertaking and expected to appear in court on May 18.
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