A Dallas firefighter was arrested after allegedly lying about contracting COVID-19 and spending his time off at a nearby resort, authorities say.
William Jordan Carter, 38, of Rowlett, Texas, secured sick leave on March 24 by telling his bosses that his spouse had tested positive for COVID-19, according to the charges brought against him. He claimed that his daughter had also tested positive a week later, an affidavit filed Thursday said.
After earning more than $12,000 in sick pay, Carter was charged with felony theft of $12,548.86 in public funds.
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