Officials: Pa. Woman Wrongly Collected $11K in Workers Comp

June 24, 2008

New York fraud investigators have arrested a Pennsylvania woman for grand larceny, after she allegedly collected $10,700 in workers’ compensation benefits while employed at a hotel in Corning, New York.

Joanne Lee Wilber, 50, of 14-B Mechanics St., was arrested on Thursday and placed in Steuben County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail pending a hearing.

Wilber was employed at the Stay Bridge Suites while accepting the workers’ compensation benefits between March 2007 and April 2008 for a 2001 injury that she claimed left her unable to work.

If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison.

Source: New York Insurance Dept.

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