COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has indicted an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services employee who is accused of collecting her incarcerated boyfriend’s unemployment benefits.
A Thursday report from the state inspector general says Carrie Menser of Akron accessed her boyfriend’s claim from May 2012 to January 2013 with no valid business reason. Menser is a customer service representative at the Summit County One Stop.
Investigators say Menser manipulated records to hide her boyfriend’s incarceration, which would make him ineligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits. They say she fraudulently obtained a debit card for his account and used the money.
Menser was indicted in May on two counts of theft in office, one count of tampering with records, and one count of unauthorized use of a computer. She’s pleaded not guilty.