Woman Caught With Fake COVID Vaccine Card With 'Maderna' Written on It

An Illinois woman was arrested in Hawaii for allegedly submitting a fake vaccine card on which the name of the jab she claimed to have received was misspelled, it has been reported.

Hawaiian investigators were tipped off that Chloe Mrozak, 24, from Oak Lawn, may have uploaded the false document under the state's Safe Travels Program in order to bypass traveler quarantine rules, Hawaii News Now reported.

To avoid a 10-day quarantine period, travelers to Hawaii have to prove they are vaccinated, or present negative results from a coronavirus test taken no more than three days before departure.

However, the handwriting on the card of Mrozak, who arrived on Oahu on August 23, 2021, raised suspicions, with the vaccine Moderna spelled as "Maderna."

The card also claimed the vaccine had been administered in Delaware, but investigators found that there was no such record of her getting the jab in the state.

24-year-old Chloe Mrozak from Illinois was arrested after allegedly using this fake #COVID19 vaccine card to enter Hawaii and avoid travel restrictions — it says “Maderna” instead of “Moderna” @KITV4 pic.twitter.com/1EWp3eG3OR

— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) September 1, 2021

Mrozak could not be tracked because she had provided incorrect hotel reservation details. However, she was caught when she returned to fly out of Daniel K. Inouye international Airport airport last Saturday.

There she told officers that she had got her jab from her doctor, at odds with the card's claim that it was administered by the National Guard, Hawaii News Now reported, citing court documents.

She was arrested and accused of falsifying vaccination documents, a misdemeanor offense, and is being held on bail of $2,000. A woman she was traveling with was not arrested, the publication added.

The story was tweeted by KITV reporter Tom George which prompted a lively Twitter thread.

"She spelled the brand wrong, she dosed it 5 weeks apart instead of four and she made both shots from the same lot number which is impossible," Twitter user Red wrote to her 71,000 followers.

"Two different people administered her shots and yet they had the exact same handwriting... ?" wrote another user.

Newsweek has contacted Hawaii's Department of Public Safety for comment.

Hawaii Governor David Ige has urged tourists not to visit the popular destination through October as an increase in COVID cases has put pressure on hospitals.

He said that he has liaised with figures in the tourism industry and told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that "I think it's important that we reduce the number of visitors coming here to the islands."

On Monday, Honolulu, announced new COVID-19 vaccine regulations.

Full vaccinations are now demanded for workers at establishments such as restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters and museums, throughout the city and county.

Customers also have to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated to enter the business or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 48 hours.

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A healthcare worker fills out a Covid-19 vaccination card in Los Angeles, California, August 11, 2021 in this illustrative image. A woman flying into Hawaii allegedly used a fake card. Robyn Beck/Getty