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

Employer compliance supervisor is BWC’s Fraud Finder of the Year

By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department An employer compliance supervisor in the Cincinnati Service Office received the 2018 Fraud Finder of the Year award Feb. 21 from BWC’s special investigations department (SID). The supervisor received the award for alerting SID to a case in which an employer failed to report payroll and … Continue reading Employer compliance supervisor is BWC’s Fraud Finder of the Year