A southwest Ohio woman lied when she claimed she was poisoned at work from someone putting bug spray in her drink, and now she must repay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for investigating her false claim.
Jennifer Martin, of the village of Morrow in Warren County, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of Workers’ Compensation fraud on May 10 in Mason Municipal Court. A judge sentenced her to one year probation and ordered her to repay the BWC $2,143.50 and pay court costs of $420. He also sentenced her to 180 days in jail, which he then suspended.
Martin was also charged with, and agreed to plead guilty to, filing a false police report with the Mason Police Department. A Mason police detective reported Martin to the BWC after investigating Martin’s claim of being poisoned. The detective’s investigation determined Martin was never poisoned or injured at work and she had filed a false police report.