A Columbus woman who worked for more than 20 months while receiving injured worker’s benefits must serve two years of community control and pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $2,000 for investigating her.
Angelique Braxton, 45, pleaded guilty June 15 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to a misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud. A judge sentenced Braxton to 60 days in jail before suspending the sentence as part of a plea deal, and ordered her to pay the BWC $1,902 for its investigation. Braxton was overpaid $37,962.17 due to her fraudulent activities. She paid the entire amount back prior to the plea agreement.
The BWC’s Special Investigations Department this year found Braxton working as a home health aide while receiving Temporary Total Disability Benefits from the BWC.