McDonald's employee charged with faking COVID-19 to get off work

Iain Burns | March 27, 2020 in National News

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A teenage fast-food worker has been charged with fraud after allegedly faking COVID-19. 

Hamilton Police said the 18-year-old woman forged a doctor’s note so she could get off work. 

She has been charged with mischief over $5,000, fraud under $5,000 and using and making a forged document. 

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The McDonald’s restaurant at which she works was closed, and all employees were sent home to self-isolate, as a consequence of the woman’s claim. 

It remained closed for several days, Hamilton Police added, with a professional cleaning company called out to sanitize the building. 

Officers said the ordeal has had a “significant impact” on the restaurant. 

The woman, who has not been named, has been released pending her next court appearance on May 18. 

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