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.
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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