Stars and Stripes stripes.com 31 Dec, 2020 21:30 am

Police in Wisconsin investigate deliberate spoiling of 500 vaccine doses

Police in Wisconsin investigate deliberate spoiling of 500 vaccine doses
Police and federal authorities are investigating after a Wisconsin health system said an employee admitted to deliberately spoiling 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine.

Police in Grafton, about 20 miles north of Milwaukee, said in a statement that the department, FBI and Food and Drug Administration are "actively" investigating.The statement said nothing about a possible motive for the action.We are more than disappointed that this individual's actions will result in a delay of more than 500 people receiving their vaccine," the statement said.In a statement late Wednesday, Aurora said the employee involved "acknowledged that they intentionally removed the vaccine from refrigeration.

" Aurora said it fired the employee and referred the matter to the authorities.Aurora said it would provide more information on Thursday.

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