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New York bus monitor caught working in child care, clerking

December 08, 2017, Clay, NY — A Clay woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding the workers’-compensation system of more than $6,100 following an injury sustained while working as a bus monitor for the Oneida City School District.

Shana Klouda (also known as Shana Perry), 27, of Norstar Boulevard in Clay, accepted benefits for a work-related injury while “falsely denying” that she was working even though she was employed as a child-care provider and clerk at a truck-rental business.

That’s according to a news release that New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott released on Thursday.

At her plea appearance, Klouda also paid $6,150 in restitution for her crime, Leahy Scott said.

“This defendant shamelessly abused a benefit system that honest New York employees rely on to make ends meet, all so she could fraudulently supplement her own income,” Leahy Scott said in the news release. “I will continue to use all of the resources at my disposal to investigate and put a stop to anyone defrauding the workers’-compensation system.”

Klouda pleaded guilty in Onondaga County Court and was released pending her sentencing on Feb. 1, 2018.

Source: Business Journal News Network

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