Tuesday, March 2, 2021

No Rest or Retirement

Workers’ Compensation programs provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to individuals who have experienced work-related injuries or diseases. Every day, employees turn into fraudsters by trying to exploit this program.  A retired police officer from Canton, Ohio has been convicted...

That’s Quite A Rap

When the filming of a movie or television show is finished, producers commonly say, “That’s a wrap,” meaning everyone can go home because their work is finished for the day. As prosecutors were wrapping up the conviction of a Bellefontaine, Ohio man on charges for various...

The Least of His Problems

Tree trimming can be dangerous business. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that grounds maintenance workers, which tree trimming falls under, have a fatality rate that is almost five times that of the average worker in the United States. (That might make it difficult...

National Trending

It takes effort to stay trendy. You can't walk around in the coolest clothes, drive the hippest car and sing lyrics to the most popular songs without good research. That being said, you may have one question, ''Does the same effort apply to staying...

Who Can You Trust?

If you can't trust your family, who can you trust? Sadly, many fraudsters use family members, either deceased or living, to commit fraud. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' covers three defendants in two separate cases who victimized their family members for personal gain. The first...

A Few Bad Apples

Most state employees are honest, hard-working people who go to work every day with the intention of doing their jobs to the best of their ability in service to the state and its taxpayers. And then...there are a few bad apples? those who misuse...

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...

The Black Market of Food Stamps

You've heard of drug dealers and arms dealers, but what about food stamp dealers? It's hard to imagine that shady exchange in the alley being over something as innocuous as an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, but that's not far from the truth in...

One Swipe Too Many

It's not hard to find a story about credit card fraud in the news. Even though you think you are doing your best to protect your finances, thieves can easily acquire your card number in a variety of ways and hold your credit report...

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)....
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