Grand Prairie Woman Received Disability Payments While Working as Personal Trainer

A Grand Prairie woman who worked as a personal trainer while receiving disability payments will now answer for the offense.Andria Victoria Booker, 36, also known as Andria Victoria Crosby, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to obtain federal employees' compensation. She faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.Booker entered her plea less than a week before her trial was to begin in federal court in Dallas. According to the plea agreement filed in the case, she agreed to pay $41,395 in restitution to the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.In March 2012, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Booker claimed to have been bitten by a dog through a residential mail slot while working for the U.S. Postal Service. The workers' compensation agency accepted her injury claim and began paying disability benefits.However, when Booker filed a form in September 2014 requiring claimants to report employment, volunteer or other activities during the 15 months prior that could affect payment eligibility, she not only neglected to note that she worked as a personal trainer at I.T. Fitness in Grand Prairie but also that she had formed her own personal training business.She also did not mention that she regularly volunteered for her son's football program as team representative.She is due to be sentenced on April 21.  Continue reading...

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