Honolulu (AP) — A Hawaiian judge did not appear in virtual court Wednesday after a woman in Illinois was arrested for a fake COVID-19 vaccination card allegedly mistaken Moderna for “Madellna.” Issued Bench Warrant.
Judge Karin Holma said she would issue a $ 500 warrant if a 24-year-old woman was arrested during a trial of a case through Zoom.
Hawaii Deputy Attorney General Cory Young said he was requesting a warrant, even though the planned procedure was a hearing.
She was released without bail earlier this month on two minor charges of violating Hawaii’s emergency rules to control the COVID-19 epidemic.
To avoid Hawaii’s 10-day traveler quarantine, she uploaded a vaccination card with an obvious misspelling to the state’s Safe Travel Program and arrived in Honolulu on a Southwest Airlines flight on August 23, officials said. Said in a court document.
The state’s public advocacy office represented her at a previous hearing. “Our office did not receive an application for our service from her,” said public defender James Tave. “Therefore, we do not represent her.”
It’s not clear if she hired a lawyer. She hung up an Associated Press reporter who asked her to comment on the allegations on Wednesday.