A Dallas firefighter, who lied about his family contracting COVID and used his paid time off to go on a vacation, has been charged with felony theft. 

In late March, William Jordan Carter, 38, told his bosses that his wife had tested positive for COVID-19. 

A week later, he said his daughter tested positive. 

Then, two days before he was supposed to return to work, he told them he also tested positive for COVID.

During his family’s faux illness, William scammed the Dallas Fire-Rescue for more than $12,500 in paid time off that he used for a 3-week vacation.

Bank records show he spent $1,400 at a waterpark resort in Round Rock, a gift shop in Waco, and Buc-ee’s in Temple.

When William couldn’t provide proof of the positive COVID results, he confessed his lies to the deputy fire chief.

William Jordan Carter has been charged with felony theft and he has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. 

But, what’s to investigate? He admitted he lied and collected the cash. 

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