Office manager sentenced to pay back over $30K

Crystal Posey was found guilty of one count of workers’ compensation fraud and must pay back $30,278.61 to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). BWC’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) found Crystal Posey began working as an office manager for a chiropractic clinic in 2015 and was still employed at the end of the investigation. Evidence … Continue reading Office manager sentenced to pay back over $30K

Video surveillance exposes Sidney couple’s scheme to defraud BWC

Agency closes 11 cases in June, July The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) closed 11 cases involving workers’ compensation fraud and related charges in June and July, bringing total convictions for BWC to 47 for calendar year 2020. “Workers’ compensation fraud can happen anywhere in Ohio,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud. “That’s why we … Continue reading Video surveillance exposes Sidney couple’s scheme to defraud BWC

Dayton claims representative is BWC’s Fraud Finder of the Year

By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department A claims service specialist (CSS) in our Dayton Service Office is our 2019 Fraud Finder of the Year award winner. We can’t name the employee because we don’t publicly identify our fraud tipsters, but this longtime BWC veteran tipped us off about a claimant collecting disability … Continue reading Dayton claims representative is BWC’s Fraud Finder of the Year

Former deputy sheriff owes BWC $235K for workers’ comp fraud

Zanesville man earns felon status after Monday’s conviction A Zanesville man and former county deputy sheriff must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $235,000 in restitution following his felony conviction for workers’ compensation fraud Monday in a Franklin County courtroom. A judge ordered Gregory A. Fitzer, 56, to pay BWC $211,536 in restitution … Continue reading Former deputy sheriff owes BWC $235K for workers’ comp fraud

Ohio trucker, others convicted of workers’ comp fraud

Marysville man kept truckin’ while collecting disability benefits A Marysville truck driver was convicted of workers’ compensation fraud Wednesday after the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation discovered he continued to work while collecting BWC benefits for a workplace injury he suffered more than a decade ago. Everett Ferryman, 46, pleaded guilty in a Franklin County … Continue reading Ohio trucker, others convicted of workers’ comp fraud

Akron business owner convicted of manslaughter, workers’ comp fraud

Company has history of worker injuries, noncompliance with BWC The owner of an Akron construction company pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter July 24 after one of his workers fell to his death in late 2017. James D. Coon, the owner of James Coon Construction, also pleaded guilty in a Summit County courtroom to a fourth-degree … Continue reading Akron business owner convicted of manslaughter, workers’ comp fraud

BWC secures 7 fraud convictions in April

Fraudsters ordered to pay BWC nearly $107,000 in restitution The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation secured seven fraud convictions in April, all workers who were discovered working for a living while collecting disability benefits from the agency. Those convicted were ordered to pay BWC a combined total of $106,995 in restitution. “We look forward to … Continue reading BWC secures 7 fraud convictions in April

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

Southwest Ohio man guilty of workers’ comp fraud

Lebanon man owes BWC more than $45,000 in restitution A Lebanon man owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) more than $45,000 after pleading guilty April 22 to workers’ compensation fraud. Michael Dwayne Myers, 49, pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas after BWC found him working … Continue reading Southwest Ohio man guilty of workers’ comp fraud

Ducking workers’ comp coverage costs Mansfield freight hauler $144K

The owner of a Mansfield freight hauling and trucking company must pay $144,400 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) following his sentence Monday for his conviction on four felony charges related to workers’ compensation fraud. A Richland County judge also ordered Robert Tate, owner of Elite TNT Enterprises, to serve two … Continue reading Ducking workers’ comp coverage costs Mansfield freight hauler $144K