Ohio woman Ordered to Repay $9K for Workers' Comp Fraud


Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - Cora Beach, of Springfield (Clark County), was sentenced April 23 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas after previously pleading guilty to one count of workers' compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony.

SID found that Beach was possibly receiving wages while collecting BWC disability. Investigators found that Beach worked for a Dayton printing company while collecting more than $9,000 in temporary total disability between January and April 2013. Injured workers are not permitted to work while receiving this type of benefit.

Beach was sentenced to six months of incarceration, which was suspended, and placed on community control for three years. She was ordered to pay $9,856 in restitution to BWC as well as to maintain employment and pay court costs.

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