A Warren County, Ohio woman must repay more than $13,000 following an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation that revealed she was working while collecting workers compensation benefits.
The BWC said Pamela Meyers pleaded guilty to a felony count of workers comp fraud related to her work as a bus driver while receiving disability payments for a workplace injury she sustained while working as a driving instructor.(WCxKit)
The BWC said its Special Investigations Department opened an investigation after detecting Meyers was collecting wages while on temporary total disability.
Investigators said they found Meyers worked as a driver the Little Miami School District in Morrow from July 20, 2006, to Sept. 4, 2006, and from March 12, 2007, to Sept. 16, 2007, in violation of the rules associated with receiving those benefits.(WCxKit)
Meyers was sentenced in a Franklin County courtroom to five years of community control, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,400, court costs and investigative costs totaling $2,000. Meyers will serve 12 months in prison if she violates community control. She made a payment of $7,000 toward restitution on the day of sentencing, the BWC reported.
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