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Fri May 22, 2020, 05:39 AM

Atlanta man charged for misrepresenting to his employer that he had tested positive for COVID-19

Source: U.S. Attorney's Office - Northern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Atlanta man charged for misrepresenting to his employer that he had tested positive for COVID-19

ATLANTA – Santwon Antonio Davis has been charged with defrauding his employer by allegedly faking a positive COVID-19 medical excuse letter, causing the employer to stop business and sanitize the workplace. Davis has since admitted that he did not have COVID-19.

“The defendant caused unnecessary economic loss to his employer and distress to his coworkers and their families,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “We will take quick action through the Georgia COVID-19 Task Force to put a stop to criminals preying on Georgia companies and the public with Coronavirus-related fraud schemes.”

“Scammers continue to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic through a variety of means,” said Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “We receive numerous complaints every day and this case is a reminder that we remain vigilant in detecting, investigating and prosecuting any wrongdoing related to the crisis.”

According to U.S. Attorney Pak, the charges, and other information presented in court: The defendant, who was employed by a Fortune 500 company with a facility located in the Atlanta, Georgia area, falsely claimed to have contracted COVID-19 and submitted a falsified medical record to his employer. In concern for its employees and customers, the corporation closed its facility for cleaning and paid its employees during the shutdown. This caused a loss in excess of $100,000 to the corporation and the unnecessary quarantine of several of the defendant’s coworkers.

Santwon Antonio Davis, 34, of Morrow, Georgia, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Justin S. Anand. Members of the public are reminded that the complaint only contains charges. The defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Russell Phillips and Sarah Klapman are prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Georgia’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fraud Task Force, aimed at better protecting the citizens of Georgia from criminal fraud arising from the pandemic. ...

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Read more: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/atlanta-man-charged-misrepresenting-his-employer-he-had-tested-positive-covid-19

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Fri May 22, 2020, 06:20 AM

1. Why in the hell would anyone do that?! And how

could anyone falsify medical records?

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Fri May 22, 2020, 08:17 AM

2. GA and DC stomping this stupid little shmuck's attack on business

with the full force of the federal government? FBI? Really?

Meanwhile, businesses have been maintaining and forcing employees into dangerous work environments, and lying to their workers and the government about it. Their depraved indifference to life is an ongoing holocaust, but this is what has to be stopped!

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