Paramedic pleads guilty to workers’ comp fraud

lynn-mccannA Knox County man pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of workers’ compensation fraud Tuesday after his employer reported him to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation last year on suspicion of the crime.

BWC’s Special Investigations Department found Lynn D. McCann II, 48, of Mount Vernon, working as a paramedic for five months in 2015 for OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus while also collecting BWC benefits for an injury he suffered doing a similar job for a private medical transportation company.

McCann repaid more than $14,000 to BWC prior to his sentencing Tuesday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. A judge sentenced McCann to one day in jail, then suspended the sentence and gave him credit for time served.

To report suspected workers’ compensation fraud, call 1-800-644-6292 or visit bwc.ohio.gov.

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