HONOLULU (KHNL / Gray News) – A former NBA player was one of two visitors accused last week in Hawaii of uploading false COVID-19 test results to Hawaii’s Safe Travels portal.
Kauai Police said Lazar Hayward Jr., 34, and Raven Randle, 33, were arrested after landing at Lihue Airport on a direct American Airlines flight from Los Angeles, reported KHNL.
Officials said the pair uploaded forged negative COVID-19 test documents in an attempt to avoid quarantine.
Police arrested and charged the two men with unsworn forgery after the documents were flagged by the Safe Travels app.
Hayward and Randle were released pending an investigation and driven back to Lihue Airport, where they took a direct flight to Los Angeles.
A hearing date has not yet been set, but the state attorney general’s investigations division said it has launched a full investigation into the incident.
Hayward spent three seasons in the NBA after being drafted No.30 to Marquette in the 2010 NBA Draft, according to Basketball Reference.com.
Although initially drafted by the Washington Wizards, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, with whom he played two seasons. He also played a season for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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