December 5, 2017

Former Ohio Man Ordered to Repay More Than $26K in Workers’ Comp Benefits

Columubus, OH – A former Milford (Clermont County) man was recently ordered to pay more than $26,000 in workers’ compensation restitution. David Delvecchio pleaded guilty April 29 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to one count of workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony, after the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Special Investigations Department (SID) discovered that he was collecting disability funds while employed.

“We are fully committed to stopping workers’ compensation fraud regardless of where it occurs,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “With the efforts from our Special Investigations Department, we will continue to find those who are illegally drawing from the State Insurance Fund.”

After receiving an allegation from a claims specialist, investigators followed Delvecchio to Capital Machine Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was employed from Feb. 4, 2013 to Aug. 2, 2013. Delvecchio was also employed as a seasonal safety patrol member for the Indianapolis Speedway from April 30, 2011 to Aug. 29, 2011.

Delvecchio was ordered to pay $26,580.77 in restitution to the BWC, court costs, and to continue mental health counseling. He was also sentenced to five years of basic supervision community control. Violation of his community control conditions will result in an 11 month prison term.

Source: Ohio BWC SID

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