Columbus, OH – Adelbert Tyman, of Massillon (Stark County), pleaded guilty and was sentenced Feb. 24 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on one count of workers’ compensation fraud, a first-degree misdemeanor.
BWC received an allegation that Tyman was working for a tree service company and getting paid for it under the table.
Investigators captured surveillance footage of Tyman cutting down trees and hauling logs for a tree service company, and repairing cars and moving a large dumpster at an auto repair shop. They conducted interviews to verify that he was paid for the work. Tyman worked while receiving temporary total disability benefits for a prior workplace injury. Injured workers are not permitted to work while receiving this type of benefit.
Tyman was sentenced to three years of probation and was ordered to pay $6,703.21 in restitution to BWC. If he violates the terms of his probation, he may be sentenced to serve up to six months in the county jail.
Source: Ohio BWC