Employee Pleads Guilty After Lying About COVID

Employee Pleads Guilty After Lying About COVID

Newser - Crime·2020-12-16 12:00

(Newser) – An Atlanta employee who went well beyond just calling in sick has been convicted. Santwon Antonio Davis, 35, falsely told his employer he had COVID-19, NBCreports. The company had to shut down a plant temporarily, costing it $100,000, and four of the man's colleagues had to go into quarantine, prosecutors said. The employee pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud on Monday. Court documents identified his employer only as a Fortune 500 company. Davis hasn't been sentenced yet, but the plea agreement calls for a three-year prison term.

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