A 41-year-old woman identified as Franketa A. Taylorn, who is an Alabama resident has been arrested. It was gathered that several people have started uploading a fake Covid-19 test result into the U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Portal
Taylor was charged with fraudulent claims upon the government, access to a computer for fraudulent purposes, use of false information, and filing or recording forged instruments after it was discovered she submitted an “altered negative Covid-19 test result” into the portal.
Unable to post bail of $5,500, Taylor was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending a hearing, according to local press reports Taylor’s arrest comes days after VIPD arrested34-year-old Breanna K. Ward of Kingwood, Texas, and 35-year-old Shania Shervington, a St. Croix resident, on the same charges
Taylor is reportedly the seventh person to be charged with entering the territory with an altered or forged COVID-19 test in the travel portal. Designed to screen incoming travelers for COVID-19, the online travel portal requires users to acknowledge they could face prosecution if they knowingly submit false information.