Ohio trucker pleads guilty to theft

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer | 4/3/2013

An Ohio truck driver has pleaded guilty to one count of theft stemming from a 2012 indictment under which he was charged with two counts each of Worker’s Compensation fraud and felony theft.

James H. Lee, 52, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, reached a plea agreement on March 18 with prosecutors in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. The remaining charges against the defendant were dropped, per the plea agreement.

According to court documents, Lee was accused of continuing to work as a truck driver while receiving nearly $70,000 in total temporary disability benefits.

The plea deal includes a 12-month jail sentenced that was suspended. Lee has been placed on three years of supervised probation. Under the terms of his probation, he must pay restitution in the amount of $69,604.57 plus court costs. He was also ordered not to drive tractor-trailers.

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