SEATTLE (AP) — A Federal Way woman who worked fulltime as a nanny while collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits has pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge.
Washington state labor officials say Yurizan Cuevas was working at a cafe in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle when it was robbed in 2010. While running from the robber, Ceuvas hit a wall and hurt her back.
Health care providers said she couldn’t work because of her injuries, which allowed her to collect wage-replacement benefits.
She received almost $25,000 in about two years.
An investigation showed that during that time, she worked as a nanny. A judge ordered her to repay the funds and complete 160 hours of community service.
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