Fraud, integrity the focus of recent conference

By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department

fraud badge 2 2015Two fraud analysts and a special agent from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Special Investigations Department (SID) attended the two-day Targeting Fraud: Safeguarding Integrity conference in Columbus. During the conference, they gleaned ideas from the latest information on specialized investigative topics, such as cybercrime, ethics laws, surveillance, social media and the investigative use of geocoded photo metadata.

The SID employees will share what they’ve learned with their colleagues, and use those strategies while conducting joint investigations with other law enforcement professionals, some of whom also attended the conference on November 4 and 5.

Ultimately, using what they learned at this and other training seminars, SID professionals seek to secure even more results than the $60.5 million in savings they identified last year, as outlined in our FY 2015 annual report.

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