Thursday, December 1, 2022

Better to Be Safe than Sorry

A workers' compensation policy is one of the most important policies a business must maintain. Because accidents are inevitable despite the enforcement of safety procedures, it is important for employers to maintain a workers' compensation policy so employees are protected if injured while on-the-job....

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...

Pub Crawl

A pub crawl is an event where participants visit multiple bars in a single night, either on foot or by public transportation. These social outings are sometimes organized so that those who imbibe pay an affordable price no matter the type of beverage consumed....

Mistaken Identity

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Man’s claim of mistaken identity fools no one; ordered to pay $22K to BWC” published by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. A Knox County man caught scamming the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and trying to lie his way out of it was ordered to reimburse the agency $22,578 Tuesday and to pay $1,000 of it within six months or spend six months in jail. “If we’re knocking on your door with a fraud allegation, lying won’t help your case,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “We are determined to stop fraud when we find it and to return any ill-gotten resources to their rightful purpose — taking care of injured workers and increasing workplace safety in this state.”

Self-Inflicted Injury

Vocational rehabilitation services match injured or disabled workers with jobs that suit their abilities. A woman who ran two vocational rehabilitation businesses in Ohio that provided job placement for injured workers took advantage of the employees and the employers she supposedly helped by overbilling...

Gutter Ball

Bowling requires finesse. If a ball is not released at the appropriate angle and speed, it could spiral off to the side and into the gutter, leaving the bowler embarrassed and without any points. You could say that a man who tried to scam...

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...

Flashy Toys and Fraudulent Billings

Rehabilitation centers are intended to be a safe space for those who suffer from substance addictions. Medicaid typically covers the bills of recovery programs for those looking to detox from alcohol or drugs.  Ohio businessman Ryan Sheridan owned and operated numerous companies dedicated to helping...

Double Dipping Dilemma

Just as double dipping is considered bad manners when at a party or in a restaurant, it’s also a bad idea to collect workers’ compensation benefits while working another job. A Boardman Township, Ohio woman got caught in a double dipping dilemma that ended in a...

Taking the Government for a Ride

Workers' compensation is a wonderful benefit for workers who are injured or become ill because of their job. If qualified to get the government benefits, workers receive weekly compensation and medical care paid for by the employer's insurance carrier as directed by the state's...
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