According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, a Pennsylvania woman was convicted of workers’ compensation fraud. Joyce Jukiewicz of Saegertown, PA was ordered by the court to repay the Ohio BWC $40,569. The court transferred her case to Pennsylvania, where she now resides.

Jukiewicz tried to collect death benefits as a surviving spouse after she had remarried in 1996. She continued to collect the death benefits in her deceased husband’s claim, by concealing her remarriage and would have been entitled to a two-year dowry after the date she remarried.

The court placed her on five years community control, with a possible 18 month prison sentence if she violates the conditions. A BWC claims service specialist alerted the bureau’s special investigations department to the case in 2003 after receiving a call stating that Jukiewicz was remarried.

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