State agencies share data to nab workers’ comp cheat

A Columbus man who worked two jobs while collecting injured workers’ benefits must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $6,000 in restitution and investigative costs and serve five years probation, a judge ruled Tuesday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Dion S. Hopson, 43, pleaded guilty Sept. 20 to workers’ compensation fraud, … Continue reading State agencies share data to nab workers’ comp cheat

BWC’s Special Investigations nets 8 convictions in August

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) netted eight convictions in August in criminal cases related to workers’ compensation fraud. The eight Ohioans convicted include a Hamilton man who got an 18-month jail sentence for falsifying his wages to increase his disability rate, a Dayton-area man who filed a false injury claim and … Continue reading BWC’s Special Investigations nets 8 convictions in August

Massillon woman bets wrong; fraud scheme ends up a bust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dye3fY4aMg Brenda Pumphrey of Massillon (Stark County) claimed a workplace injury caused her to lose use of each hand, one arm and one leg. After surveillance at a West Virginia casino showed no limp and full use of her arms, Pumphrey’s luck ran out and she ended up pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. An … Continue reading Massillon woman bets wrong; fraud scheme ends up a bust

BWC investigations result in six workers’ comp fraud convictions in October

Columbus - Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced today that six individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system in October 2015. These court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID). “Employers pay premium to BWC with … Continue reading BWC investigations result in six workers’ comp fraud convictions in October