Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Pay Now or Pay Later

People who commit workers’ compensation fraud are either trying to steal from the system or avoid paying the necessary premiums for their employees’ coverage. These unscrupulous individuals don’t realize just how serious their crimes are, until they are caught. (Then it’s too late.) Today’s fraudster...

Caught Working

Sometimes it’s a bad thing for people to see you working. Such was the case of a former deputy sheriff in Zanesville, Ohio, who is facing a hefty fine after defrauding the state Workers’ Compensation program. The 56-year-old man apparently filed the claim regarding his...

Fraud Awareness Week: Success in Ohio

When the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) created its Special Investigations Department (SID) in 1993, investigative professionals in the new department knew they would need to do more than detect, identify and investigate suspected workers’ compensation fraud. To fully meet the department’s mandate...

Here’s a Tip

Tips can be helpful to individuals who are interested in making things easier. For example, when preparing to cook for a large number of people, it’s a good idea to read through a recipe and understand all instructions. Here’s a helpful tip that could...

Diaper Duty

A Columbus, Ohio man tried to dupe Medicaid by pretending to wear diapers so he could collect more than $250,000 in benefits he did not deserve. While Ohio is one of many states that currently offers incontinence supplies as part of its Medicaid coverage,...

Horsing Around

The Ohio Industrial Commission and the Special Investigations Department of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) determined that it was appropriate to terminate permanent disability benefits that were being awarded to a man who was caught training and taking care of horses. (I...

Better to Have It and Not Need It

Workers’ compensation premiums can be very pricey, but the cost of not having a policy can be even more expensive for an employer. If an accident occurs and an employer has allowed a workers’ compensation policy to lapse, the injured worker can sue the...

Triple Dipper

The two most common types of workers compensation fraud schemes involve employers who want to avoid high insurance premiums and employees who fake an injury so they can collect benefits they don’t deserve. A Springfield, Ohio man is the focus of today’s “Fraud of...

Worst Case Scenario

Worst case scenarios are good for learning how to prevent the possibility of something very bad from happening. Unfortunately, the owner of an Akron, Ohio, construction company learned the lesson too late. The man failed to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage for his business. Now one...

The Definition of Greed

Fraudsters are the epitome of greed. If you opened a dictionary to the word “greed,” you would find a picture of a Youngstown, Ohio, home healthcare company owner who endangered the life of one of her clients. Her Medicaid fraud scheme left a vulnerable client unattended...
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