Wednesday 1 September 2021

Illinois woman arrested for using fake COVID vaccination card that read MADERNA and was signed by 'cpl wolf' and ssgt montey' to enter Hawaii

 A spelling-challenged Illinois woman who doesn't know her Moderna from 'Maderna' was arrested after using a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to go on vacation in Hawaii, police said.  

Chloe Mrozak, 24, was arrested after authorities looked into the alleged fake COVID-19 vaccination card she presented officials upon her arrival to Oahu last Monday on a Southwest flight. 

Hawaii uses the Safe Travels program to verify incoming travelers' COVID test and vaccination records.

State law requires visitors to either provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in the state. 

Chloe Mrozak, 24, was arrested after Hawaii officials flagged her COVID vaccine card

Chloe Mrozak, 24, was arrested after Hawaii officials flagged her COVID vaccine card

Mrozak's vaccination card misspelled the 'Moderna' COVID-19 vaccine as 'Maderna'

Mrozak's vaccination card misspelled the 'Moderna' COVID-19 vaccine as 'Maderna'

According to court documents, on August 23 Mrozak presented a fake vaccination card to officials at Honolulu airport that was flagged by an administrator. 

Perhaps the most obvious tip off for officials was that Mrozak's vaccination card  misspelled 'Moderna' as 'Maderna', court documents allege. 

Mrozak, of Oak Lawn in Illinois, also listed Delaware as the place where she got her vaccination and claimed it was administered by 'cpl wolf' and 'ssgt montey' of the National Guard. 

She also left the airport without confirming her hotel reservation with screeners, listing the Holiday Inn Express in Waikiki as the place of her stay as well as leaving no return flight details, reported. 

Officials were able to confirm there were no reservations at the hotel under her name and investigators continued to look into her alleged fake vaccination card throughout the duration of her trip. 

A special agent in charge of the investigation contacted officials in Delaware and found no record of her getting vaccinated and also searched Mrozak's Facebook profile and found she had a distinctive tattoo on her left hip, reported.   

Authorities caught up with the 24-year old at the Southwest Airlines departure desk at Daniel K. Inouye international Airport on Saturday and recognized her because of her tattoo. 

She was arrested on suspicion of falsified vaccination documents and told officers she paid her doctor for the vaccination shot, reported.  

Unable to post $2,000 bail, Mrozak is currently being held in a local correction facility.

Earlier this month a Florida couple were arrested after allegedly presenting fake COVID vaccination cards to airport staff when they arrived for a vacation in Hawaii. 

Enzo Dalmazzo, 43, and Daniela Dalmazzo, 31, were arrested on August 11 - shortly after they arrived in Honolulu with their two children.

The couple allegedly gave officials vaccination cards for themselves and their two children.

But a TSA agent became suspicious about the children's vaccination cards because they would have been too young to get the shot. 

According to court documents obtained by NBC Miami, Enzo has been charged with one count of presenting false documents and Daniela has been charged with three counts - two of which relate to the children. 

They were released on a combined $8,000 bail - a $2,000 bail for Enzo and a $6,000 bail for Daniela.

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