Home health aide worker convicted of workers’ comp fraud

Angelique Braxton booking photoA 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.

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