A woman has been accused of using a fake vaccination card that misspelled Moderna as ‘Maderna’ to visit Hawaii, a report says

Officials in Delaware told investigators they couldn’t find evidence of Chloe Mrozak’s vaccinations in their medical records, per Hawaii News Now. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images
  • A woman was accused of using a fake vaccination card to bypass quarantine in Hawaii, a report says.
  • A photo apparently showing the card indicates that Moderna was misspelled as “Maderna.”
  • Authorities arrested the woman Saturday in Honolulu.
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A woman from Illinois was arrested in Hawaii on suspicion of submitting a fake vaccination card for a vacation there, according to a report by Hawaii News Now.

Authorities arrested Chloe Mrozak, 24, on Saturday over allegations that she used a fake vaccine card to fly to Hawaii on August 23 and bypass a mandatory 10-day quarantine for unvaccinated visitors, the publication reported.

Court documents cited by the publication showed a handwritten card that said Mrozak received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in Delaware from National Guard members.

The photo also shows that Moderna – the company that makes one of the three coronavirus vaccines being used in the US – was misspelled as “Maderna.”

Investigators said they got a tip that Mrozak may have faked the vaccine documents, Hawaii News Now reported. Officials in Delaware told the investigators they couldn’t find evidence of Mrozak’s vaccinations in their medical records, per the publication.
Authorities arrested Mrozak on Saturday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, when she was at the Southwest Airlines counter about to fly home, after identifying her by a distinctive tattoo they found photos of on her Facebook, Khon2 reported.
Mrozak is being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center accused of falsifying vaccination documents, with bail set at $2,000, Hawaii News Now reported.
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Two other tourists from the US mainland were arrested in Honolulu in mid-August on suspicion of using fake vaccination cards to travel to the state, officials said.
The Hawaii attorney general’s office previously told Insider that penalties for falsifying vaccination cards included a fine of up $5,000 and up to a year in prison.
As cities, states, and countries toy with varying levels of vaccine mandates, like New York City’s requirement that people have to be vaccinated to work out at a gym or visit a movie theater, some people are faking vaccination cards to get around these policies.
Chicago pharmacist was arrested in mid-August over allegations that he stole Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 vaccine cards from his pharmacy and sold about 125 of them on eBay to unvaccinated buyers for $10 each. In June, a contractor working at a Los Angeles County vaccination center was also charged with stealing more than 500 blank vaccine cards.
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