Convicted of fraud, nurse ordered to pay BWC $23K in restitution

Felony conviction for Shaker Heights woman A Cleveland-area nurse was ordered to pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) more than $23,000 in restitution April 7 after BWC discovered her working while collecting injured-worker benefits. A Franklin County judge ordered Tanya Houston, 46, of Shaker Heights to pay $23,489 to BWC and serve five … Continue reading Convicted of fraud, nurse ordered to pay BWC $23K in restitution

Columbus woman files claim for phony workplace injury

BWC’s Special Investigations Department began investigating after receiving an allegation indicating Burns had falsified a First Report of Injury (FROI) in an attempt to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Burns completed a FROI and alleged she was injured while working at M&S Carryout. The investigation proved Burns was not employed on the date she claimed she … Continue reading Columbus woman files claim for phony workplace injury

Fairfield County employer admits to faking workers’ comp coverage

LANCASTER - The owner of a Fairfield County excavating company has admitted to falsifying his workers' compensation insurance coverage certificate in order to submit bid proposals to the city of Lancaster. William Newell, of Pleasantville, pleaded guilty to workers' compensation fraud and must repay more than $5,000 to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC). … Continue reading Fairfield County employer admits to faking workers’ comp coverage