Columbus woman files claim for phony workplace injury

anissa burnsBWC’s Special Investigations Department began investigating after receiving an allegation indicating Burns had falsified a First Report of Injury (FROI) in an attempt to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Burns completed a FROI and alleged she was injured while working at M&S Carryout. The investigation proved Burns was not employed on the date she claimed she was injured.

Burns pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of falsification in the Franklin County Municipal Court on Nov. 24. She was sentenced to 12 days in jail, suspended for time served. She was also fined $250. An order to pay court costs totaling $208 was dismissed due to inability to pay.

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