Cincinnati caterer convicted of workers’ comp fraud

Woman ran catering business while collecting disability benefits A Cincinnati woman claiming to be permanently disabled from work owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) nearly $41,000 after her felony conviction Oct. 24 for workers’ compensation fraud. Michelle D. Smith, 57, pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court … Continue reading Cincinnati caterer convicted of workers’ comp fraud

BWC chief executive visits southwest Ohio businesses to mark National Safety Month

Companies used BWC safety grants to reduce workplace hazards BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud visited a nonprofit business in Centerville and a craft brewery in Cincinnati today to mark National Safety Month and thank the businesses for investing in safety. In her morning visit to the nonprofit Friends of the Castle in the Dayton suburb of … Continue reading BWC chief executive visits southwest Ohio businesses to mark National Safety Month

Cincinnati woman took dead man’s injured worker’s benefits

A Cincinnati woman must perform 100 hours of community service and serve five years probation after pleading guilty last month to stealing a dead man’s workers’ compensation benefits. Darlean McCurdy, 56, pleaded guilty May 10 in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas to one count of Workers’ Compensation Fraud, a fifth degree felony. At … Continue reading Cincinnati woman took dead man’s injured worker’s benefits