Elyria man worked for multiple companies while on workers’ comp

Kevin GruverAn Elyria (Lorain County) man must repay more than $20,000 after he was caught working for multiple companies while receiving workplace injury benefits. SID began investigating Kevin Gruver after receiving an allegation indicating he had returned to work with Adecco while collecting benefits for a workplace injury.

 Investigators found that Gruver did return to work with Adecco and worked as a temporary employee for multiple companies, including Leggett & Platt, Wal-Mart, Pontoon First Energy Fieldglass, and 3M. This employment activity was inconsistent with Gruver’s receipt of temporary total disability benefits.

Gruver appeared in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas March 16 and pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, suspended for two years of community control under the conditions that he maintain employment and pay restitution in the amount of $6,959.65.

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