What do you know about workers’ comp fraud? Our sleuths have questions – and answers!

By Melissa Vince, BWC Public Relations Manager We’ve had a great time talking workers’ comp fraud this International Fraud Awareness Week. We enjoyed sharing what we do to detect, deter and put a stop to workers’ compensation fraud in Ohio. Our fraud investigators especially look forward to participating every year because they want to raise awareness … Continue reading What do you know about workers’ comp fraud? Our sleuths have questions – and answers!

It’s not easy being Green: Cleveland florist convicted of work comp fraud

Green Thumb Florists owes BWC $32,000 The owner of a Cleveland flower shop owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) nearly $32,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud in late September. Mary Green, the owner of Green Thumb Florists, was ordered to pay BWC $31,562, sentenced to five years of community … Continue reading It’s not easy being Green: Cleveland florist convicted of work comp fraud

Spotlight: Our college interns

By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department In recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week 2017, we are highlighting careers in criminal investigations, especially those that commence with the study of criminology, criminal justice, law enforcement, digital forensics or data analytics. History:  BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID) created its college relations program in 1995 … Continue reading Spotlight: Our college interns