December 16, 2017

Ohio Woman Ran Cleaning Business While on Workers’ Comp

Columbus, OH – Olivia Robinson of Columbus (Franklin County) has been ordered to repay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) more than $26,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. She received the benefits fraudulently while working at a banquet center and concurrently operating her own cleaning business.

BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID) received an allegation that Robinson owned a cleaning company and was cleaning offices and residential homes while she was receiving workers’ comp for a workplace injury. The investigation confirmed she was owner of All Points Cleaning and had been cleaning offices for regular and repeat customers over a period of several years. Investigators also found Robinson was concurrently employed with Bridgewater Banquet Center, and that she intentionally misrepresented and withheld her employment with both companies in order to continue collecting BWC benefits.

Robinson pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony count of attempted workers’ compensation fraud on Feb. 16 in the Franklin County Municipal Court. She was ordered to pay $26,737.47 in restitution to BWC. She was also sentenced to eight months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, suspended on the condition that she successfully completes five years of community control.

Source: Ohio BWC SID

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