Columbus, OH – Johnny Hughes, of Reynoldsburg (Franklin County), pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 23 in the Franklin County Municipal Court for one count of attempted theft, a second-degree misdemeanor.
SID’s intelligence unit discovered that Hughes received multiple narcotic prescriptions from different physicians and multiple pharmacies. Investigators found that Hughes visited hospital emergency departments around Columbus. They also proved that he received medical treatments unrelated to his BWC claim and then instructed pharmacies to submit bills for payment to BWC, concealing that his medical treatment was unrelated to his claim in order to obtain medications he was not entitled to receive as a workers’ comp benefit.
Hughes was sentenced to three years of community control and was ordered to pay $700 in restitution to BWC. He was also sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was suspended, as long as he makes regular restitution payments.
Source: Ohio BWC SID