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Illinois woman arrested after showing misspelled COVID vaccination card, court records show

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An Oak Lawn woman was arrested in Hawaii last week after, court records show, she entered the state with a fake COVID-19 vaccination card that misspelled drug company “Moderna” as “Maderna.”

Chloe Mrozak, 24, was arrested Aug. 28 at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Oahu and faces a misdemeanor charge of falsified vaccination documents, according to court records. The arrest was first reported by Hawaii News Now.

Investigators believe that Mrozak submitted the false card to avoid the state’s 10-day mandatory quarantine that was put into place after Hawaii’s governor issued an emergency proclamation, according to court records. Mrozak’s card indicated that she was vaccinated in Delaware by the National Guard.

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Detail of a COVID-19 vaccine card with a "Maderna" spelling for the Moderna vaccine.

Investigators contacted Delaware’s immunization program and learned that the state did not use its National Guard to administer vaccination shots, according to court records. The state also said there was no record of a vaccination under Mrozak’s name and date of birth.

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Mrozak’s travel records indicated that she traveled to Hawaii on Aug. 23 on Southwest Airlines to visit friends or relatives, according to court records. She listed herself as staying at a Holiday Inn Express but an assistant general manager told investigators they did not have any reservations under Mrozak’s name.

Mrozak’s travel records listed her departure date as Aug. 28 on American Airlines, according to court records.

Investigators arrested Mrozak at the airport on her departure date, and she told them that she paid for her vaccination at her doctor’s office, according to court records.

Mrozak’s bail was set at $2,000, according to court records.

Mrozak could not be immediately reached for comment.

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