Columbus, OH – A Lebanon man owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) more than $45,000 after pleading guilty April 22 to workers’ compensation fraud.
Michael Dwayne Myers pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas after BWC found him working for a Lebanon fire and water damage restoration company while collecting disability benefits in 2016 and 2017.
“The State Insurance Fund is for workers who are truly injured and need benefits to survive, not for people looking to unlawfully double dip and pad their income,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud.
A judge ordered Myers to pay BWC $45,338 in restitution, perform 25 hours of community service and serve one year of probation in lieu of six months in prison.
Source: Ohio BWC SID