Norbert Chung and Trevor Chung, a father and son from California, traveled to Hawaii last weekend with fake vaccine cards in order to travel to the islands. However, investigators were reportedly tipped by a community member that their cards were fake, and the duo was later arrested at the airport.
Hawaii News Now reported:
Authorities from the Hawaii Attorney General’s office arrested two visitors from the mainland for allegedly attempting to skirt the state’s Safe Travels program.
The AG’s office said the travelers were arrested Sunday at the Daniel K. Inouye Airport. Investigators found they were allegedly violation of the travel rules for using fake vaccination cards to come to the islands.
Investigators were following up on a tip from a community member.
Falsifying a vaccination card carries a fine of up to $5,000 and/or a term in prison for up to a year. The travelers — identified as Norbert Chung and Trevor Chung — were charged and arraigned Wednesday morning.
Wow. That is a rough punishment.
“Attorney General investigators are committed to ensuring all such leads are investigated and thank the community for their assistance and support,” said the AG’s office. “Along those lines, the Department of the Attorney General will investigate and prosecute those who cheat the Safe Travels program, which was established to keep our islands safe.”
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