Columbus, OH – Curtis Wilson of Columbus recently pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen property and was ordered to serve community control for five years and to pay restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) in the amount of $18,369.33.
In December 2020, BWC issued a dividend check to an employer. Soon after the check was sent, the employer contacted BWC and advised they did not receive nor cash the dividend check.
An investigation by the Special Investigations Department’s Employer Fraud Team revealed the warrant was cashed via ATM deposit into the account of Curtis Wilson.
Through the investigation, it was determined Wilson did not have any relationship to the employer and was not entitled to the BWC dividend funds.
On June 8, 2022, in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree.
A Franklin County judge accepted his guilty plea and proceeded to sentencing. The judge ordered Wilson to serve five years of community control and to pay BWC $18,369.33 in restitution.
Source: Ohio BWC