Man Arrested For Faking Coronavirus

Sandy Malone

Jeffrey Travis Long was arrested after he gave his employer a fake doctor's note that said he had coronavirus.

Spartanburg County, SC – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who lied about having coronavirus and ended up shutting down the entire company where he worked.

The shutdown occurred after Jeffrey Travis Long brought a doctor’s note to his supervisor at Sitel Corp. on March 13 that said he had tested positive for the coronavirus, WSPA reported.

“Dear Mr. Long,” the letter, which purported to be from Charles George VA Medical Center, began. “I am writing at your request to provide a note for your work regarding missing days.”

“You were seen at Primary Care 1 here at the CGVAMC on 03/13/2020 with a positive test for the COVID-19 virus. You may return to work on 03/27/2020 following retesting on 03/27/2020. Please let us know if you require anything further,” the letter read, according to WSPA.

The letter was sign by a doctor identified as Long’s primary care physician.

Long told his employer, Sitel Corp, that he had tested positive and the company was forced to shut down for five days in order to clean and take preventative measures, WSPA reported.

He also submitted the forged note to his child’s school in Inman to excuse an absence.

The note delivered to the school set off a firestorm and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office investigated in partnership with the Inman police, WSPA reported.

Investigators learned that Long had not visited his primary care physician in the past two weeks, and that he had not tested positive for coronavirus.

The doctor said Long’s letter was fraudulent, WSPA reported.

Inman Police Chief Keith Tucker said that the hospital Long named in his forged note wasn’t even giving coronavirus tests at the time, WYFF reported.

“Seems to me like the fellow just wanted a two-week paid vacation,” Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told reporters on Thursday. “You can’t do this to people. To have someone do this is absolutely crazy.”

Sitel Corp. announced that Long had been fired in a statement sent out on Thursday, WSPA reported.

“On March 13, we reported to authorities that an employee at our Spartanburg, South Carolina site self-reported testing positive for COVID-19,” Sitel said in a statement. “Once reported, we immediately evacuated employees from the Spartanburg site and conducted rigorous sanitization of the entire facility.”

“Today, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office alerted Sitel that this employee made fraudulent claims about testing positive for COVID-19,” the statement continued. “Based on these fraudulent claims, the Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for this individual. The individual is no longer employed at Sitel.”

Long was arrested and charged with breach of peace and forgery, WSPA reported.

He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Long was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center pending his arraignment, WSPA reported.

Comments (107)
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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

so this guy is arrested for lying about 2 weeks' vacation, yet numerous companies can lie about their profits to the tune of billions, pay a nominal fee, and still get bailed out by the government.

Sounds about American.

46 Replies

Andytheman
Andytheman

Did you hear about Republican senator Burr and 2 others went to a classified white house meeting regarding the Corona Virus?
He used that inside information to pad his stocks in his stock account to profit millions of dollars on the covid-19 pandemic! At least 3 senators, all Republicans. They're conducting an investigation and face inside information trading! Just like what got Martha Stewart in jail for 2 years for doing the same thing.
It's illegal! You can't do that!

Ibizian
Ibizian

Pelosi and feinstein aren republican?!!! A large number of democrats did it too so if you are going to whine, whine impartially!
At least take 20 seconds to inform yourself before trying to make a fake point!

Judid292
Judid292

Reguardless of their party I see it as insider trading. They should all have to donate their ‘winnings’ to Coronavirus research and supplies.

k9nut
k9nut

I've been reading your comments for some time now and must say it must really suck to be you - no really, you can come back at me all you want with your comments but we all can see what a lonely, angry, pathetic, pitiful and self-loathing individual you really are and that you use your device as an extension of your shortcomings. You are mad at the universe because you are hung like a gerbil and this is only way you can get back by hiding behind your device spewing such arrogance that others, such as yourself, find amusing...so once again it must really suck to be you and also the ones that find you entertaining.

JBoH
JBoH

"...hung like a gerbil..."

LMAO!

k9nut
k9nut

All I have to say as any one who refers themselves as "the man" is really insecure about their manhood and you also failed to mention any democrat so your thoughts have no value. Stop being divisive. Not a good time for that. It doesn't take much brains to know that both sides have failed us and that we keep electing politicians who sell us out to China. You should worry about things like where your meds. are made and how China is using propaganda around the world against the US - that should be a concern that keeps you up at night.

JLo1
JLo1

Nicely said!

Sheepdog091
Sheepdog091

If you're writing about "comndenomn" you hit the nail on the head. It's amazing how he can compare this guy to the corporate bailout by hussein obummer; but at least most of that money had to be paid back. Whereas this guy caused a company to shut down for 5 days which there is no telling how much that cost. Also sending the note to the school could have caused a panic of parents wondering if their children were exposed. He deserves a long gov't paid vacation in a 6ft x 8ft prison cell.

Tbella31
Tbella31

U didnt hear about FEINSTEIN then, did you?

lcb258
lcb258

What kind of ignorant anti-American are you, anyway?
If only you had enough sense to know how incredibly stupid your comment is.

StephanieD
StephanieD

Perfectly stated & I agree totally. Spot on.

NomonK
NomonK

Two totally different issues, idiot. He caused a lot of damage to an entire plant of employees. Insider trading though wrong hurt no one.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

HCD would let American businesses to fail.

Know why states can't get ventilators? Because the circuit boards are sourced from China.

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

Agree, BUT what he did doesn't make it right !!!!!

pixiepup
pixiepup

Good idea it will never happen though

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Silence, communist

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Of course I heard. There were politicians on both sides, but wings are a part of the same dirty bird.

The people below you cheer on insider trading and corporate bailouts. That should tell you all you need to know about them.

Woobie46
Woobie46

Here's the deal: Insider trading is wrong, has always been wrong (although many enriched themselves doing it) and will always be wrong. I'm just as disgusted with my Republican party personnel as with the ones who have practiced this and gotten away with it for years and years...notably Nancy. They should all step down if it is determined that they are, in fact, guilty. If they are, they put themselves to shame.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Nice! Care to address the article or my comment at all, or are you satisfied getting your tantrum out and no longer need my attention?

Deadeye321
Deadeye321

What the hell does one have with the other. It seems all you post is hate and negativity. You don't think this guy needs to be arrested. Are you even in the United States?

AlwaysTrumper
AlwaysTrumper

They have no scruples/morals, whatever you want to call it, and they are have no hearts, therefore they have no shame, guilt. THEY DON'T CARE about the people they represent. BOTH sides. Because they are politicians, it's in their job description. The only ones we have to blame is ourselves for putting them there.

k9nut
k9nut

I did address your comment "Sounds about American" - apparently you have selective reading skills. If you do not like my answer go try living in another country for a while and see how much better it is there compared to here...oh I know -because there is no place better then here in the US because you would have left by now. You're just an angry soul. I'm willing to bet you are someone who collects a check from the gov't saying how they hate it here while sitting on your ass believing you should be paid more...and no I do not have a problem with people with disabilities who can't work but I do have a problem with the likes of you. Hell, I see people on disability and live good and drive nicer cars than I have so like I said try living in another country where you thinks it's so much better.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

The only people that think America is number 1 havenever left their county. I have lived in foreign countries. I lived 2 years in Japan, 3 years in Bermuda, 9 months in Bahrain. All locations measureably better than the US. Where have you lived?

Stilwell51
Stilwell51

If that is all you got out of that article you need to return to elementary

k9nut
k9nut

hahaha Japan, Bermuda, and Bahrain just called and they said please don't you ever come back!!!!! You stunk up their bathrooms and your breath could melt iron.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Where else have you lived, aside from America, that makes you so convinced it's number one? Lived, not visited.

And if you have never lived outside of the US, how do you know it's the best? Word of mouth?

flybynight
flybynight

I can't help but wonder why he doesn't live in one of those "better countries"? Does this make us 4th best? We're just lucky he's willing to put up with us. 🙄

flybynight
flybynight

HDC knows much about failure but that's about it. I tried getting him out and be a virus rebel ......he failed at that as well.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Even without him visiting the homeless camps in LA like you suggested, things could get ugly in his area. I seem to recall him saying that it was an affluent African-American majority (~70+%) area of LA.

I don't know what it is like to live in a heavily-populated area of the country during a seemingly fabricated crisis, but I suspect it can be challenging at times. People are already getting worried, stressed, damaged, etc. Weeks of this will be much worse than the virus, in my non-doctor opinion.

I'll take the rural life any day, but to each, their own.

Oh my, look at the calendar. I need to start my crops of food. Might need to go for quantity this year. I sure hope the hardware stores are not out of vegetable seeds, even though I probably already have enough.

flybynight
flybynight

Oh he'll be fine. After all, it's the land of milk and honey, right?

k9nut
k9nut

1) In Bahrain "Public displays of affection – kisses or cuddles in public spaces, for example – are not acceptable, particularly during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Married couples are generally permitted to hold hands in public, however. Homosexuality is an offense under Bahraini law and could result in imprisonment and deportation."
"Light display of affection, such as holding hands and accolades, is allowed in liberal Bahrain, but kissing in public is outlawed and is considered indecent behavior."
"In Bahrain, alcohol is only available in hotels and through private licenses for sale to non-Muslims only. Drinking alcohol in public is still illegal, and being drunk can actually get you thrown behind bars." - OMG, YOU'RE A MORON
2) Japan is birthplace of sushi - YUCK, WOULD RATHER STARVE!!!!!!!!
3)In Bermuda "The possession or importation of weapons (including air pistols and catapults) or ammunition (including empty magazines) is illegal. Those caught will be subject to severe penalties." - THAT SUCKS, YOU CAN'T PROTECT YOURSELF!

I am living the dream here in USA, a self-employed woman loving what I do with the freedom to do so and would not trade that to live any where else...and if someone kicks in my door they won't get more than 2 steps ins so bite me you angry little man!

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k9nut
k9nut

just wish he came with an off button - doesn't shut up!

flybynight
flybynight

Tribe 13 types don't have those.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

you don't have to worry about having a gun in Bermuda, it's paradise.

And you're a woman?! I bet you're broad-shouldered and deep voiced. I wish I would have known your gender (and I use that term loosely) before we started exchanging; I don't make it a habit to carry on conversation with bitches, especially if they're female.

k9nut
k9nut

hahaha just saw a pic of your last girlfriend and apparently you think all women have broad shoulders and deep voices as she - I bet she was the one who stole your tiny ball sacs! hahahaha I'm very fem you chicken shit coward afraid of girls hahaha

k9nut
k9nut

the only off he knows is jacking off

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Oh did you? Did you like what you saw, Butch? We were together for a few years and she never struck me as the type that would go for flannel-wearing women. Who knows, maybe your mustache would tickle her more than mine did.

k9nut
k9nut

Told you I was fem but admit I like my blue dresses rather than my pink ones.
Your ex told me you had to paint on your mustache because you don't have enough males hormones to grow a real one so yes then my mustache, that I don't have, would tickle her more than yours and the sad thing for you is that I'm straight hahaha!!
Also, sounds like you don't have her anymore and guessing you spent way too much time here getting your tiny little rocks off instead of her.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

No, i don't"have" her anymore because I'm married with 2 kids now. The ex that you saw that you believe is into butch chicks was from about 8 or so years ago.

And i knew i had you pegged (lol) as soon as you referred to yourself as "fem." Also, you're woman that likes big dogs a lot. Everyone knows how y'all get down. Lonely nights, you, the dog, and a jar of peanut butter.

flybynight
flybynight

Good one k9nut. I think you hurt his manhood.......... if you can call it that.

k9nut
k9nut

Wow you beat me to it hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! Next thing I was going to say was - I bet your ex left you for a lesbian!!!!!
Thought you're all done talking to me - does your wife know you fantasize about me while pulling your lil pud??
Btw - I have a good idea "the man" you are - you're the asshole who takes a dump and doesn't flush it because you're so proud of it and want everyone to see it.

k9nut
k9nut

Thank you hon!! Can't tell you how much fun I'm having!

flybynight
flybynight

It is kind of fun I must admit and he makes lots and lots of claims but the one claim he makes that I hope is true is the one about living in LA, it's the perfect place for someone like him.

k9nut
k9nut

No reply today so looks like the fun is over in this comment section. With this coronavirus pandemic I have a little more free time so I'm sure I will see other posts - wish I hadn't waited so long! LA sounds perfect for him. It must drive him crazy that no one shares his views there...or anywhere! Enjoy!

flybynight
flybynight

Oh he's still here. He rigged up a new screen name but still has the same stupid crap spewing out of his pie hole or should I say back hole?

Sogwa
Sogwa

OKAAAAAAY!!! 😕🤨🤦‍♀️🙄🙄

I find this article quite funny with perhaps my semi-jaded since of sarcastic humor. 😂🤣🤣

RPG156
RPG156

I am curious about what your job is and what part of the country you are from.

JBoH
JBoH

Well now he'll have a vacation much longer than two weeks. That's what happens when you forge documents and lie about a communicable disease. An "Oops my bad" won't work.

Ngtowl
Ngtowl

And yet you have Congress people using the virus’s information they got early on for insider trading to make millions of dollars and nothing happens

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a idiot

Saints
Saints

1st a complete Moran...2nd bet that company shop is very clean....

alicefae
alicefae

Well..... if you dislike America, I’d suggest you move to say.... Italy!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Fraudulent doctor's note for a fraudulent virus. Makes perfect sense.

chiefd
chiefd

Seems to me we are getting away from the most important point. The Chinese coronavisus. I think it's been made a much bigger deal than necessary . The so called Swine Flu was just as bad, yet, Obama was not crucified like Trump when it was running wild. Now, HiestComm Demon, think about the original message or headline

chiefd
chiefd

I haven't lived in a foreign country, but, have spent many day in various ones. From Vietnam, to Kosovo, with Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua and some places I can't say in between. Americans don't shit or piss on the ground like a dog. They don't use a cart and oxen to haul them around. I could go on and on, but, won't. Don't like the USA, move. Or, I'll move you.

Propolice
Propolice

Why are people still replying that POS hcd? Ignore him all together and he’ll get bored and go away.

Propolice
Propolice

I’m still wondering what a idiot person that fakes an illness of this magnitude has to do with thieving politicians. Please let’s just shut hcd out so we’re not DISGUSTED every time it spews it’s moronic banter.

Debraj1
Debraj1

If I were the owner of that company, I would make him pay for the cleaning of the company too.

JustMyTwoCents
JustMyTwoCents

In Colorado, people get up to a month off and just for saying they have symptoms they are told to self-isolate and are still paid. No positive test required. No doctor note required. I have several coworkers who told me, you know I think I might be experiencing symptoms wink, wink, good luck. And they are home now. I wouldn't accuse someone of this except that these people straight up told me they were going to use this to stay home paid.

Sogwa
Sogwa

😂🤣🤣
Too funny...sry