Friday, August 6, 2021

The Downside of Not Thinking Straight

Drugs can turn anyone into a monster, and when you compound a narcotics addiction with existing mental health problems, it's advisable to be prepared for the worst. The Fairborn Daily Herald walks readers through a pair of drug-addled Ohio residents' descent into a life...

COVID Feature: Investigating the Investigator

Nadine Jackson of Dayton, Ohio pleaded guilty to wire fraud related to fraudulently obtaining two coronavirus relief Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. She also pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a financial institution. (When the government doles out money, you can be...

Nursing Her Way to Jail

Nurses are often underappreciated, with society forgetting the training, long hours and stressful situations that come with the territory of the job. In a profession that requires physical, mental and emotional strength, there is no room for error. According to a WorkersCompensation.com article, one...

Tough Love

The expression ''tough love'' refers to a situation where one person treats another person with strong, disciplinary action in order to help another person to take responsibility for his or her behavior. This term often refers to parenting or other relationship situations; however,...

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...

Resisting Tax Fraud

'Flipping houses'' is a popular concept. There are several cable shows dedicated to buying ''fixer-uppers,'' and selling them for a profit. It sounds like a great concept, but it requires a lot of money up front for improvements and a lot of hard work....

It Hits the Employees at the End of the Day

When an employee signs a contract to commence work for an employer, there is usually a sense of trust that is instilled between both parties. The employer expects the employee to act in the best interest of the company, show loyalty to the company...

A Mentor Gone Awry

Mentors are important to youth who find themselves in trouble with the law. By offering a good example to those in the juvenile justice system, mentors can help wayward youth set educational goals and encourage personal growth so they can turn their lives around....

Cookie Jar

Today’s fraudster from Berea, Ohio is a cook who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. That may not sound out of sorts for the man’s profession; however, the cookie jar in this case belonged to the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC)....

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...
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