Misspelling of Moderna on vaccination card leads to tourist's arrest in Hawaii

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A 'distinctive tattoo' helped to locate the suspect at the airport.
Chloe Mrozak raised suspicion of airport screeners when she presented the card upon her arrival to Oahu. Photo / Supplied

Chloe Mrozak raised suspicion of airport screeners when she presented the card upon her arrival to Oahu. Photo / Supplied

A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake Covid-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled "Maderna", according to court documents.

In order to bypass Hawaii's 10-day traveller quarantine, the woman named as Chloe Mrozak in various media reports uploaded a vaccination card to the state's Safe Travels programme and arrived in Honolulu August 23 on a Southwest Airlines flight, the documents said.

"Airport screeners found suspicious errors ... such as Moderna was spelled wrong and that her home was in Illinois but her shot was taken at Delaware," Wilson Lau, a special…
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