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ISSUED 06/23/2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN ARRESTED FOR GRAND LARCENY

A Lawrenceville, Pa., woman was arrested Thursday for grand larceny for collecting $10,700 in workers’ compensation benefits while she was employed at a Corning hotel.

Joanne Lee Wilber, 50, of 14-B Mechanics St., was arrested by Investigator William Fedrau of the New York State Insurance Department’s Frauds Bureau, assisted by New York State Police Investigator Douglas Childs from Painted Post. Wilber was placed in Steuben County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail pending a hearing.

Wilber was employed at the Stay Bridge Suites while accepting the workers’ compensation benefits between March 2007 and April 2008 for a 2001 injury that she claimed left her unable to work. If convicted, she could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

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