Rymal Road McDonald’s worker faked coronavirus: Hamilton police

News Mar 27, 2020 The Hamilton Spectator

An 18-year-old McDonald's employee who said she had the coronavirus, causing the Rymal Road East location where she worked to shut down last week and her co-workers to self-isolate was a faker, Hamilton police say.

Police say it was all to get out of work.

On March 23 police were tipped from Hamilton Public Health Services about an individual who had created a fake physician's note with fraudulent medical information about testing positive for COVID-19.

Investigators say the bogus note was given to a restaurant supervisor on March 19. The McDonald's restaurant, located at 20 Rymal Rd. E., at Upper James Street, took immediate safety actions by closing the store and sending all employees home to self-isolate.

The restaurant remained closed for several days while professional cleaning services worked to sanitize the store.

There has been a significant impact on the restaurant, local customers and employees.

"The magnitude of the concern for public safety warranted police attention," said Const. Lorraine Edwards, adding that the restaurant took the fake diagnosis very seriously.

It's not clear how many employees were impacted.

An 18-year-old woman from Hamilton is facing charges of mischief over $5,000, fraud under $5,000, use a forged document and make forged document.

Police said the charges are for over $5,000 because of the cost to the buisess to sanitize. A total dollar loss was not clear.

The woman has been released on an undertaking and expected to appear in court May 18.

Anyone with information can do so anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online.

 

Rymal Road McDonald’s worker faked coronavirus: Hamilton police

Police say it was all to get out of work

News Mar 27, 2020 The Hamilton Spectator

An 18-year-old McDonald's employee who said she had the coronavirus, causing the Rymal Road East location where she worked to shut down last week and her co-workers to self-isolate was a faker, Hamilton police say.

Police say it was all to get out of work.

On March 23 police were tipped from Hamilton Public Health Services about an individual who had created a fake physician's note with fraudulent medical information about testing positive for COVID-19.

Investigators say the bogus note was given to a restaurant supervisor on March 19. The McDonald's restaurant, located at 20 Rymal Rd. E., at Upper James Street, took immediate safety actions by closing the store and sending all employees home to self-isolate.

The restaurant remained closed for several days while professional cleaning services worked to sanitize the store.

There has been a significant impact on the restaurant, local customers and employees.

"The magnitude of the concern for public safety warranted police attention," said Const. Lorraine Edwards, adding that the restaurant took the fake diagnosis very seriously.

It's not clear how many employees were impacted.

An 18-year-old woman from Hamilton is facing charges of mischief over $5,000, fraud under $5,000, use a forged document and make forged document.

Police said the charges are for over $5,000 because of the cost to the buisess to sanitize. A total dollar loss was not clear.

The woman has been released on an undertaking and expected to appear in court May 18.

Anyone with information can do so anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online.

 

Rymal Road McDonald’s worker faked coronavirus: Hamilton police

Police say it was all to get out of work

News Mar 27, 2020 The Hamilton Spectator

An 18-year-old McDonald's employee who said she had the coronavirus, causing the Rymal Road East location where she worked to shut down last week and her co-workers to self-isolate was a faker, Hamilton police say.

Police say it was all to get out of work.

On March 23 police were tipped from Hamilton Public Health Services about an individual who had created a fake physician's note with fraudulent medical information about testing positive for COVID-19.

Investigators say the bogus note was given to a restaurant supervisor on March 19. The McDonald's restaurant, located at 20 Rymal Rd. E., at Upper James Street, took immediate safety actions by closing the store and sending all employees home to self-isolate.

The restaurant remained closed for several days while professional cleaning services worked to sanitize the store.

There has been a significant impact on the restaurant, local customers and employees.

"The magnitude of the concern for public safety warranted police attention," said Const. Lorraine Edwards, adding that the restaurant took the fake diagnosis very seriously.

It's not clear how many employees were impacted.

An 18-year-old woman from Hamilton is facing charges of mischief over $5,000, fraud under $5,000, use a forged document and make forged document.

Police said the charges are for over $5,000 because of the cost to the buisess to sanitize. A total dollar loss was not clear.

The woman has been released on an undertaking and expected to appear in court May 18.

Anyone with information can do so anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online.