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Akron woman ordered to pay $11K for workers’ comp fraud

Jessica Price, of Akron (Summit County), pleaded guilty and was sentenced July 13 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on one count of workers’ compensation fraud, a first-degree misdemeanor.

SID received an internal allegation from a claims service specialist that Price never answered her cell phone and returned calls from a home health care company. Investigators found that Price returned to work as a secretary while receiving temporary total disability and living maintenance benefits. Injured workers are not permitted to work while receiving temporary total disability benefits.

In November 2014, the Industrial Commission of Ohio issued an order that $8,156.19 in workers’ compensation benefits was overpaid to Price due to fraud.

Price was sentenced to six months of incarceration, which was suspended for five years of community control. As a condition of community control, she must pay $8,156.19 in restitution and $2,910.98 in investigative costs to BWC.

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