Dallas firefighter arrested after claiming he had COVID-19 to get time off work amounting to $12,548.86

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According to the warrant, William Carter, 38, received a total of $12,548.86 during his COVID leave. Bank records show he was at a resort during the time off.

DALLAS — A Dallas Fire-Rescue employee was arrested Friday, after officials said he claimed he and his family tested positive for COVID-19 in order to get time off work.

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According to court documents, William Carter, 38, who works at Fire Station 7, has been charged with felony theft.

An arrest warrant says Carter requested COVID-19 leave on March 24 due to his spouse testing positive.

During the pandemic, firefighters in the City of Dallas who are exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19, are given paid time off without having to use their own sick days, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue. The Dallas Fire Fighters Association confirms the city submits the time off to the government for reimbursement. This is extended to firefighter family members, as well.

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