Dallas firefighter falsified his family’s Covid diagnosis and spent 12K dollars of public funds at local resort
A Dallas firefighter is accused with felony theft of more than $ 12,000 from funds intended to help Covid-infected.
The firefighter was identified as 39-year-old William Jordan Carter of Rowlett, Texas. Between March 24 and April 23, the defendant went on sick leave after his wife allegedly tested positive for Covid-19.
A week later, Carter told the department head that his daughter had also contracted the coronavirus.
Carter has been charged with felony theft of $12,548.86 in public funds during a scheme that ran from March 24 to April 23, according to an arrest affidavit written by Dallas police Det. Lee Allen.
Reportedly, two days before leaving the sick leave, Carter announced that he now tested positive, but the test came back negative.
"Witness Johnson asked if any of this was true and he stated, 'I guess not,'" Allen wrote. "Witness Johnson asked, 'What made you do this?' Carter stated, 'Greed, I guess.'"
Later, investigators found out that some of the funds received to help with Covid-19 were spent at the Kalahari resort in nearby Round Rock.
Despite the arrest and serious charges, the suspect was not booked to jail.
Image: Dallas County Jail