The former acting secretary for Laborers Local 500 was indicted Wednesday because authorities said she received more than $11,000 in unemployment benefits while she was working.
A Lucas County grand jury indicted Patricia Bey-Palmer, 43, of 2731 Glendale Ave., on a charge of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison.
The indictment said Bey-Palmer received more than $11,000 from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in 2013 after failing to report she had been working for 21 weeks for Miller Pipeline.
Bey-Palmer was removed from a union election ballot in 2010 after it was learned she had been convicted in 2004 in Cuyahoga County of forgery, uttering, theft, and receiving stolen property.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.