Mansfield man ordered to repay nearly $1,700 in workers’ comp benefits

Bulakovski photoA Mansfield man has been ordered to repay the BWC nearly $1,700 in injured workers’ benefits he received while working concurrently in the insurance industry. James Bulakovski, 40, was sentenced April 27 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Acting on a tip, the BWC’s Northeast Regional Special Investigations Unit (SIU) found Bulakovski working as an independent insurance agent for a life insurance company while recovering from a finger laceration and receiving BWC benefits from April 28, 2014 through Aug. 1 that same year.

Bulakovski pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree. A judge ordered him to pay $1,674 in restitution to the BWC and sentenced him to 180 days in jail, suspended for one year of community control.

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