A city call center worker allegedly turned the COVID-19 emergency hotel room program into a lucrative payday by illegally booking luxury rooms online for cut-rate prices to the tune of a $400,000 profit.
Chanette Lewis, 30, was charged with fraud, conspiracy, and identity theft in connection with the alleged scam of the city’s COVID-19 Hotel Room Isolation Program — which was created to quarantine medical workers exposed to the virus.
Under the racket, the Office of Emergency Management worker used health care workers’ info to book rooms on the government’s dime, and advertised the vacancies on Facebook, officials said in a statement Tuesday.
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