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McDonald’s employee charged after faking COVID-19, forcing restaurant to close

March 27, 2020  By The Canadian Press

Hamilton police say they’ve charged a teenage fast-food employee after she allegedly faked a doctor’s note saying she had COVID-19.

Police say the 18-year-old woman worked at a McDonald’s, which was immediately forced to close on Monday and send all its employees home to self-isolate.

Investigators say the restaurant was closed for several days and sanitized by a professional cleaning team.

The restaurant notified police about the faked note and officers arrested the woman Thursday.


She’s facing multiple charges including mischief over $5000, fraud over $5000 and making and using a forged document.

Police say the teen is scheduled to appear in court in May.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 27, 2020

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