An Atlanta man who earlier this year falsely claimed to his employer that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 pleaded guilty to a wire fraud charge Monday, federal prosecutors said.
The claim cost the company about $100,000 because the company had temporarily close its facility and have four co-workers quarantine, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia said.
Santwon Antonio Davis, 35, who was charged in May, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.
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Davis "caused unnecessary economic loss to his employer and distress to his coworkers and their families," Byung J. “BJay” Pak, U.S. attorney for the district, said in a statement.