A Dallas firefighter who lied about his COVID-19 diagnosis and went to a resort during paid time off has been arrested, officials say.
According to a report by the Dallas Morning News, 38-year-old William Jordan Carter, who works at Fire Station 7, received more than $12,000 while he was on sick leave over the span of three payroll periods during the spring.
Court documents show that Carter was booked into the Dallas County Jail on a charge of felony theft. His bail was set at $1,500, the Dallas Morning News reported.
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Carter was no longer in custody Monday. The Dallas Morning News reported that it was unclear whether he had an attorney.
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