Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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...

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...

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...

Staggering Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reports that more than 115 Americans die each day from overdosing on opioids. (This includes the misuse and addiction to opioids such as prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids.)...

Duped

Fraudsters can be cunning and extremely persuasive. They will say and do just about anything necessary to carry out their ruse, even if it means exploiting a loved one, friend or boss. A man from Lancaster, Ohio fits that bill and used his girlfriend...

Departure from the Usual

A Toledo woman who cashed her late boyfriend’s work comp benefits for more than a year after his death must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation more than $18,000 or serve 10 months in prison.

Tragic Consequences of Fraud

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Woman sentenced in Medicaid fraud case related to a minor’s death” posted on fox45now.com. A former nurse who had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with 14-year-old Makayla Norman's death received a federal sentence for healthcare fraud Wednesday. Mollie Parsons, 47 of Middletown, had been sentenced to service 10 years in prison for her role in Norman's death. She had been employed as a home healthcare nurse for the girl with severe physical impairments.

Coloring Outside the Lines

Graphic designers create visual concepts using typography, colors, photos and other design techniques. Their job is to capture attention and communicate ideas through advertisements, brochures, magazines, websites or other digital or printed media. Today’s fraudster definitely captured the attention of the Ohio Bureau of...

Tricky Trucker

One of the most common ways for people to commit fraud against workers’ compensation programs is to keep working in some other capacity while collecting benefits related to their last job. (The job they left because they were deemed unable to work.) Some people...

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...
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