Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced on September 17, 2014, that eight individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system in August 2014. These court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID).
“Whether it’s an injured worker, a medical provider or an employer, workers’ compensation fraud is a crime,” Buehrer said. “BWC’s Special Investigations Department looks into allegations and also works to detect suspicious activity using information tracked by BWC. The money that’s recovered is returned to the State Insurance Fund, which employers pay premiums into for the care of injured workers.”