Warren woman pleads to workers’ comp fraud

WARREN — A woman who was awarded temporary total disability from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation ran her own photography business and was caught collecting benefits she wasn’t entitled to between 2014 and 2017, according to Trumbull County prosecutors.

Kim Floyd, 50, Rogers Avenue SE, pleaded guilty Monday to felony workers’ compensation fraud, according to court records. She will be sentenced in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court after a presentence investigation is completed. She posted a $1,000 bond and was released after being booked Monday at Trumbull County Jail.

Floyd fraudulently received more than $1,000, but less than $7,500 from the bureau that assists injured workers, according to the bill of information Floyd pleaded to.

Floyd was working for Target in 2012 when she “sustained an injury while in the course and scope of her employment” for “depressive disorder, anxiety disorder and chronic pain disorder,” according to court documents from the 2014 case her attorney filed in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Court records show Floyd added or tried to add other injuries from her time at Target three other times in 2017 and 2018.