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The Fraud Report

OH Women Arrested for Fraud after Facebook “Check-in”

by FraudReport 20. February 2015 05:51

Facebook strikes again! An Ohio woman, who had a warrant out for her arrest after failing to show up for her arraignment on Workers’ Comp fraud charges, was caught because she “checked-in” on Facebook.

According to WorkersCompensation.com, Knapper was sentenced on November 18, 2014 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for working while receiving workers’ comp benefits. She pleaded guilty to one count of workers’ compensation fraud, which is a first-degree misdemeanor.

BWC began investigating Knapper when its Special Investigations Department identified that she earned wages while receiving disability benefits. Investigators found that she worked as a nursing assistant for three companies in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky in 2011 and 2012 while collecting various types of workers’ compensation benefits.

Knapper failed to show up for her arraignment on June 20, 2013, after which an arrest warrant was issued. She was eventually arrested almost a year later on June 3, 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama. Investigators learned of her whereabouts after they saw a Facebook post where she publicly tagged herself at a Wal-Mart store. The BWC Special Investigations Department advised local authorities, who later arrested Knapper.

She was ordered to pay $8,252.23 in restitution to BWC and placed on community control with three years of basic supervision. If she violates the terms of her community control, she will then get to serve six months in jail.

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