A Madison County truck driver who claimed he was permanently disabled from a work injury in 1999 pleaded guilty Wednesday to workers’ compensation fraud after investigators discovered him driving a truck again for another employer.
Michael Humble, 48, must pay $3,834 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), according to his sentence Wednesday in a Franklin County courtroom. A judge also sentenced Humble to one day in jail, suspended, for the first-degree misdemeanor.
Acting on a tip, BWC’s special investigations department discovered Humble driving a truck in August 2015 for an exterior siding and roofing company while still collecting Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits.
Humble’s restitution is based on a time period that investigators proved he was working, not on total benefits received since his date of injury.
To report suspected workers’ compensation fraud, call 1-800-644-6292 or visit bwc.ohio.gov.