State Worker Still Paid After Infraction

An employee at the Dayton office of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has been caught operating her private business while she was supposed to be on the job – and using state equipment for it.

She’s still on the state payroll, at $57,607 a year.

According to a published report, the employee, Kim Rogers, 49, said she wasn’t aware she was doing anything wrong. She conveniently failed to report her outside employment as required, however.

Even though the state Inspector General’s office has said it is clear there were “policy and procedural violations,” the BWC is conducting its own investigation. Meanwhile, Rogers will collect paychecks.

Good heavens. And taxpayers wonder why stories about fraud by government employees are so common?