Columbus, OH – John Tipton, of Clyde (Sandusky County) recently pleaded guilty and was sentenced in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for one count of workers’ compensation fraud, a first-degree misdemeanor.
A data cross-match with the Ohio Department of Public Utilities Inspection identified that Tipton might have been working while collecting BWC benefits. Investigators found that Tipton was a truck driver for a construction company from April to May 2012 and from September to November 2012 while receiving permanent total disability benefits.
Tipton was ordered to pay $3,582.43 in restitution to BWC, plus court costs. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was suspended for 12 months of community control.
To report suspected workers’ compensation fraud, call 1-800-644-6292 or visit bwc.ohio.gov.
Source: Ohio BWC SID