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TCF Center Employee Arrested for Stealing COVID-19 Vaccines

DETROIT, March 17, 2021 ~ An employee, believed to be a nurse, working at TCF Center in Detroit was arrested Monday for stealing two doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Chief Operating Officer Hakim Berry said the woman was caught by another employee pocketing the two syringes.

The vaccines were confiscated by law enforcement when the woman was detained. Despite the incident, all scheduled appointments were able to be completed.

More than three-million Michigan residents have been vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Monday. Tuesday was also the first day without a reported death since August 7, 2020.

Testing has maintained a 35,000 per day average, with the 7-day positive rate sitting above 6% as of Tuesday.  In addition, the reported active cases were listed as of Monday at 39,100, near the lowest since October.