Blind Fraud Game

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Have you ever seen the blind dating games, where a lucky individual has the choice between three possible dates, hidden behind some curtain or other structure? The point is to choose a date based on responses to questions, as opposed to looks. Wouldn’t it be interesting to have a fraud spin off of this game? Today’s Fraud of the Day in the Woub News, might offer a number of options and could make for quite a nail-biting decision.

Let’s introduce our two fraudulent stars. Meet fraudster number one – he is the proud owner and operator of his very own business. During his spare time, he likes to collect temporary total and living maintenance compensation.(Keep in mind, not everyone has the same interest in hobbies – some prefer legal activities like playing sports or reading.) Unfortunately for fraudster number one, he is committing a misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud. Let’s move on to candidate number two, shall we? Fraudster number two is employed as a bus driver for an Ohio county school system. When he is not driving his bus, he is busy collecting temporary total disability compensation from the federal government. (It appears fraudster number two always has something to keep him occupied.)Source: Today’s ”Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, ”Two SE Ohio Men Plead Guilty to Workers’ Compensation Fraud,” written by Kaitor Kpowosa and published by Woub News on February 18, 2013.

A Logan man and a Coshocton man pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud as a result of investigations by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC) special investigations department (SID).

Bryan Primmer, of Logan, pleaded guilty Jan. 24 to one misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud for working while receiving benefits.

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Larry Benson
Larry Benson is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances for Revenue Discovery and Recovery at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, Benson is responsible for developing partnerships for the tax and revenue and child support enforcement verticals. He focuses on embedded companies that have a need for third-party analytics to enhance their current offerings.