Columbus, OH – Joseph Gaydos of Lakewood (Cuyahoga County) recently pleaded guilty to one count of workers’ compensation fraud and must repay more than $10,000.
BWC began investigating after receiving an allegation that Gaydos was working at a Metal Fabricating shop while receiving benefits for a workplace injury. Through employment records and interviews it was confirmed Gaydos returned to work as a machine operator and a security guard while receiving Temporary Total Disability and Living Maintenance benefits.
Gaydos entered his guilty plea in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court and was ordered to repay BWC $9,070.85 in restitution, in addition to $1,000 in investigative costs. He also received a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail.
Source: Ohio BWC SID