Cincinnati home health aide repays $12K for workers’ comp fraud

Talesha picA Cincinnati (Hamilton County) woman has repaid more than $12,000 in workers’ comp benefits she received fraudulently. Talesha Sherman was sentenced in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 11.

The BWC Special Investigations Department began investigating after identifying that Sherman may have been earning wages while simultaneously collecting disability for a workplace injury.  The investigation revealed that Sherman had returned to work as a home health aide while on temporary total disability.

Sherman pleaded guilty to one first-degree misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud and paid restitution totaling $12,981.40 prior to her plea. The judge also sentenced her to 90 days in jail, suspended for one year of community control.

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