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Clermont County man ordered to pay $7K in restitution for workers' comp fraud
Columbus - A Milford (Clermont County) man was sentenced July 10 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on one count of workers' compensation fraud, a first-degree misdemeanor, and one count of forgery, a fifth-degree felony. Douglas Vastine previously pleaded guilty to these charges.

Former Cuyahoga County man ordered to pay $9k for workers' comp fraud
Columbus - A Duncan, Oklahoma, man has been ordered to repay $9,000 to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) after it was discovered he was working while receiving benefits for a workplace injury.

BWC investigations result in 10 workers' comp fraud convictions in June
Columbus - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced today that 10 individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio's workers' compensation system in June 2015.

Stark County employer one of only 29 in Ohio granted SHARP status
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer today announced Stark County's People's Cartage, Inc. has attained certification through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

Cleveland man ordered to serve jail time, pay $11K for workers' comp fraud
Columbus - A Cleveland (Cuyahoga County) man was sentenced June 18 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in connection with working while receiving workers' compensation benefits.

Ohio State Highway Patrol veteran to lead BWC fraud unit
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer today announced the appointment of a 25-year Ohio State Highway Patrol veteran as director of BWC's Special Investigations Department.

Pilot program targets improved quality and coordination of care for Ohio injured workers
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer today announced a program to reduce delays in the treatment of Ohioans injured on the job. The Enhanced Care Program, developed by BWC in coordination with its partners in the business, labor and medical communities, will give physicians increased flexibility in the treatment of injured workers, returning them to their jobs more quickly and saving employers money in the process.

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BWC investigations result in 11 workers' comp fraud convictions in May
Columbus - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced today that 11 individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio's workers' compensation system in May 2015.

Spencerville man sentenced for workers' comp fraud, ordered to repay more than $20K
Columbus - A Spencerville (Allen County) man was sentenced June 1 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for working while receiving workers' compensation benefits.

BWC recognizes Ohio employers for excellence in workplace safety
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has recognized more than 1,000 Ohio employers that combined for more than one billion hours worked without a lost time workplace injury.

Summit County man sentenced for workers' comp fraud, ordered to repay $93K
Columbus - A Cape Coral, Florida, man was convicted May 15 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for working while receiving workers' compensation benefits. Vincent Biasella, formerly of Clinton (Summit County), previously pleaded guilty in March to one count of workers' compensation fraud, a fourth-degree felony.

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