Ohio man sentenced for working while receiving workers’ comp

 Tuesday, September 24, 2013

 Ohio BWC

A New Philadelphia man pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced in connection with working while receiving workers’ comp benefits. A judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas ordered Cecil Ball to repay nearly $10,000. “Mr. Ball was attempting to take advantage of a benefit that is reserved for injured workers who cannot work,” said Steve Buehrer, administrator/CEO for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). “Our investigators use a number of tools to track down fraud and in this case, a wage cross-match with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services helped us put an end to this ruse.” BWC’s Cambridge Special Investigations Unit (SIU) started investigating Ball after receiving information from the SIU Intelligence Unit that the wage cross-match revealed that Ball earned wages in 2010 and 2011 while receiving temporary total benefits.
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