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Quarantine dodger allegedly lied about visiting his dying grandpa

A man has been charged after allegedly lying about needing to leave mandatory hotel quarantine to visit his terminally ill grandfather in hospital. Police will allege the 30-year-old man, who arrived in Sydney from Victoria on Friday, provided false documentation in a bid to gain an exemption.He was taken to a hotel to serve his…

A man has been charged after allegedly lying about needing to leave mandatory hotel quarantine to visit his terminally ill grandfather in hospital.

Police will allege the 30-year-old man, who arrived in Sydney from Victoria on Friday, provided false documentation in a bid to gain an exemption.

He was taken to a hotel to serve his two-week quarantine period but the following morning he provided what he claimed was a valid exemption document stating he was in NSW to visit his terminally ill grandfather.

He was released from the hotel.

Police will allege the documentation he provided was false, and further checks revealed the man’s grandfather was not in hospital.

The 30-year-old was arrested at a home on Rodley Ave, Penrith, on Monday,

He was charged with failing to comply with noticed direction in relation to COVID-19 and producing a false or misleading application.

The man was granted bail, but forced to return to hotel quarantine, and will appear in Penrith Local Court in October.

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