A Florida man accused of forging chemical records for a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, hotel was arrested this March, according to reports from local news sources.
Juan Arocho Rivera, 45, was charged with forgery and booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
In May 2020, a child allegedly received chemical burns at the Caribbean Resort and Spa due to improper chemical levels in the swimming pool, which was maintained by Rivera.
According to police records, Rivera was booked on March 23 and released that day on $500 bond for a forgery that was dated for May 24-25, 2020.
News reports say that Rivera admitted to not actually working that day.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control inspected the pool May 27, 2020, and found the chlorine and pH levels were “higher than the regulatory range.” Specifically, chlorine levels were measured to be greater than 10 ppm, with a cyanuric acid concentration of 5 ppm, and a pH of 8.1.