Northeast Ohio business owners owe BWC nearly $1.3 million following fraud convictions

Two northeast Ohio businessmen must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) nearly $1.3 million in restitution following their recent convictions on multiple fraud charges in separate, unrelated cases. “We look forward to recouping these dollars and directing them where they belong — taking care of injured workers, creating safe workplaces, and giving employers … Continue reading Northeast Ohio business owners owe BWC nearly $1.3 million following fraud convictions

Nearly $1 million owed BWC in employer fraud case

Cleveland-area business owner convicted of fraud Monday A northeast Ohio business owner owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $1 million in restitution following his conviction Monday in Cleveland on workers’ compensation fraud charges. Robert E. Fitz, an attorney and owner of Action Maids residential cleaning company in Westlake, Ohio, pleaded guilty to a … Continue reading Nearly $1 million owed BWC in employer fraud case

BWC secures six convictions in May

Five Ohio workers and one business owner were convicted in May on workers’ compensation fraud and related charges. The six convictions raise BWC’s total convictions for the 2019 calendar year to 38. “When people cheat the BWC system, they are cheating the employers and hard-working Ohioans across this state who play by the rules,” said … Continue reading BWC secures six convictions in May

Ohio woman keeps BWC benefits alive after father dies

Owes BWC more than $29,000 after fraud conviction A northeastern Ohio woman pleaded guilty May 9 to workers’ compensation fraud after investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) found her collecting her father’s benefits for more than two years after he died. Deborah Rosenlieb of Cuyahoga Falls pleaded guilty to the fourth-degree felony … Continue reading Ohio woman keeps BWC benefits alive after father dies

Northeast Ohio medical clinics at the center of $200,000 workers’ comp fraud indictment

A Cleveland doctor and the former co-owner of his practice were indicted Oct. 26 on charges related to scamming the workers’ compensation system out of $216,000. The 170-count indictment returned by a Cuyahoga County grand jury details the findings of an investigation into the actions of Dr. Stephen Bernie, 77, and Dianne Javier, 71, of … Continue reading Northeast Ohio medical clinics at the center of $200,000 workers’ comp fraud indictment

Maple Heights woman guilty of fraud, ordered to repay more than $4K

A Maple Heights (Cuyahoga County) woman has been ordered to repay more than $4,000 to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) after she pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. An investigation was opened into Brandy Davis after BWC’s Special Investigations Department received information through a cross match of data with the Ohio Department of … Continue reading Maple Heights woman guilty of fraud, ordered to repay more than $4K

Bedford man convicted of same workers’ comp fraud as his sister

Ramzes Madison of Bedford (Cuyahoga County) was convicted charges related to misleading BWC about his status as a college student on December 10, three weeks after his sister pleaded guilty to similar charges. Ramzes Madison was eligible to receive death benefits up to age 25 if enrolled at an accredited educational institution. SID began investigating … Continue reading Bedford man convicted of same workers’ comp fraud as his sister