Prison for mail carrier convicted of workers compensation fraud - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Prison for mail carrier convicted of workers compensation fraud

A mail carrier sentenced to prison for workers compensation fraud.

Karen Anderson-Bagshaw was convicted in October of 2011.

While out on workers comp, she was busted working at her Alpaca Farm in Geneva. She also took a 7 day Caribbean cruise.

Bagshaw was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison, 2 years of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay $71,887.50 in restitution.

Bagshaw is the third Cleveland-area USPS employee convicted in the last two years on workers compensation fraud charges.

Former mail handler Tonia Anderson was convicted on April 3rd, 2010 and sentenced on to eight months house arrest, 40 hours community service, 4 years probation, and $14,988 restitution.

Former truck driver Norman Motko pleaded guilty on July 8, 2010, and was sentenced to five months imprisonment, 3 years probation, and $116,980 restitution.

Last year, the USPS paid in excess of $1 billion in workers compensation related costs.

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