Columbus, OH – A routine check on injured worker names through state agency databases recently led to the convictions of two Ohio men on workers’ compensation fraud charges.
Investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) ran the workers’ names by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and found records indicating they were employed while concurrently receiving temporary total disability benefits from BWC.
Frederic Dasse, 44, of Canal Winchester, pleaded guilty in a Franklin County court room to one misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud.
A judge ordered Dasse to pay $5,472 in restitution to BWC by July 25 or face 180 days in jail.
In a separate and unrelated case, Robert Beasley, 56, of Cleveland, must pay BWC $7,065 in restitution after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud.
The judge also sentenced Beasley to three years of community control after suspending a 180-day jail sentence.
BWC’s Special Investigations Department discovered Dasse, a security guard when he was injured in 2013, was working two jobs while receiving BWC benefits. They found Beasley working as cleaner for a Cleveland-area company while receiving benefits.
Source: Ohio BWC SID