BWC investigations result in four workers’ comp fraud convictions in January

Columbus - Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced today that four individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system in January 2016. These court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID). “A recent case in which two … Continue reading BWC investigations result in four workers’ comp fraud convictions in January

Fulton County man who claimed permanent disability sentenced for fraud

Robert Aleshire of Delta (Fulton County) was sentenced in Franklin County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 13 following an investigation by BWC that found he was working while receiving workers’ compensation benefits. BWC’s Special Investigations Intelligence Unit identified that Aleshire was involved in a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio motor vehicle inspection as a commercial … Continue reading Fulton County man who claimed permanent disability sentenced for fraud

Columbus home health aides sentenced for workers’ comp fraud

State agency information sharing program tips off investigators COLUMBUS – Two Columbus women who were working as home health aides were sentenced for two separate cases of workers’ compensation fraud in Franklin County courtrooms last week. Latonia Almon and Michelle Green became the subjects of separate investigations after the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) … Continue reading Columbus home health aides sentenced for workers’ comp fraud

BWC investigations result in nine workers’ comp fraud convictions in December

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

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