Illinois woman arrested for using fake COVID vaccination card that reads MADERNA and signed ‘cpl wolf’ and ssgt montey’ to enter Hawaii
- Chloe Mrozak, 24, was arrested after Hawaii officials marked her COVID vaccine card when she arrived in Oahu on a Southwest flight last Monday
- Hawaii uses the Safe Travels program to verify incoming travelers’ COVID testing and vaccination records
- Perhaps the most obvious tip for officials was that Mrozak’s vaccination card misspelled ‘Moderna’ as ‘Maderna’, court documents claim
- 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’
- Authorities overtook Mrozak at the Southwest Airlines departure counter at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and recognized her for her tattoo
- She was arrested on suspicion of falsified vaccination documents and told officers she paid her doctor for the vaccination shot
An Illinois woman who doesn’t know her spelling and doesn’t know her Moderna from “Maderna” has been arrested after using a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to vacation in Hawaii, police said.
Chloe Mrozak, 24, was arrested after authorities investigated the alleged fake COVID-19 vaccination card she presented to officials when she arrived in Oahu on a Southwest flight Monday.
Hawaii uses the Safe Travels program to verify incoming travelers’ COVID testing and vaccination records.
State law requires visitors to present either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in the state.
Chloe Mrozak, 24, was arrested after officials in Hawaii flagged her COVID vaccine card
Mrozak’s vaccination card misspelled ‘Moderna’ COVID-19 vaccine as ‘Maderna’
According to court documents, Mrozak handed over a fake vaccination card to officials at the Honolulu airport on Aug. 23, which had been flagged by an administrator.
Perhaps the most obvious tip for officials was that Mrozak’s vaccination card misspelled “Moderna” as “Maderna,” court documents claim.
Mrozak, of Oak Lawn in Illinois, also listed Delaware as the place where she got her vaccination, claiming it was administered by the National Guard’s “cpl wolf” and “ssgt montey.”
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 and leaving no flight details, wane.com reported.
Officials were able to confirm that there were no reservations at the hotel in her name, and investigators continued to investigate her alleged fake vaccination card throughout the trip.
A special agent responsible for the investigation contacted officials in Delaware and found no records of her vaccination and also searched Mrozak’s Facebook profile and found that she had a distinctive tattoo on her left hip, wane.com reported.
Authorities caught up with the 24-year-old at the Southwest Airlines departure counter at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Saturday and recognized her for her tattoo.
She was arrested on suspicion of falsified vaccination records and told officers she had paid her doctor for the vaccination. wave3.com reported.
Mrozak is unable to pay $2,000 bail and is currently being held in a local correction facility.
Earlier this month, a Florida couple was arrested after allegedly showing false 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 arriving in Honolulu with their two children.
The couple is said to have given officials vaccination cards for themselves and their two children.
But a TSA agent became suspicious of the children’s vaccination cards because they were said to have been too young to receive the injection.
According to court documents obtained by NBC Miami, Enzo has been charged on one count of providing false documents and Daniela has been charged on three counts – two of them involving the children.
They were released on a combined $8,000 bail — a $2,000 bail for Enzo and a $6,000 bail for Daniela.