An employee who wanted to defraud his manager fell into a trap, as he sent a text message to him informing him that he was infected with the Corona virus, lying in order to obtain a vacation, but the matter turned against him, and he is currently facing a prison sentence of up to 5 years, according to the website “Dell”. British Mill”.
The story began last August in the state of New South Wales, southeast of Australia, when 23-year-old Jimmy Bateman sent a text message to his manager at 4:15 in the morning, claiming that the result of a test for the Corona virus was positive, and therefore he could not return to work.
This incident led to the company’s suspension, as work on several projects was halted, in addition to placing 25 workers in quarantine, but health officials in New South Wales revealed that they had no record of the man’s testing at all, for the police to call him afterwards.
The Australian young man is currently facing charges of transmitting false information and endangering people and property.
An official in the company said that the employee’s behavior led to material and psychological losses, projects stopped and workers were prevented from working for two or three days, and if convicted, Jimmy Pittman faces a prison sentence of up to 5 years.