Real estate agent owes BWC over $151K after fraud conviction

A Columbus-area real estate agent and broker pleaded guilty to one count of workers’ compensation fraud, a felony of the fourth degree. David L. Garner, 66, worked from 2009 through 2018 as both a real estate agent selling homes, and as a real estate broker providing broker price opinions while receiving the Bureau of Workers … Continue reading Real estate agent owes BWC over $151K after fraud conviction

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

Wayne County realtor pleads guilty to workers’ comp and social security fraud

James Miller of West Salem (Wayne County) recently pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation and social security fraud and has been ordered to repay more than $30,000. BWC’s Special Investigations Department began investigating Miller after receiving an allegation that he was working as a realtor while receiving living maintenance wage loss statements. This benefit is available to … Continue reading Wayne County realtor pleads guilty to workers’ comp and social security fraud

BWC SID: Our Journey to Excellence – Part 1 of 3

In our constant quest for improvement, all members of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Special Investigations Department (SID) gathered on October 22, 2015 at our Mansfield service office to successfully complete annual in-service training. The theme of this year’s training event was “Our Journey to Excellence: Past, Present and Future.” BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer welcomed … Continue reading BWC SID: Our Journey to Excellence – Part 1 of 3