Cleveland Man Sentenced in Workers’ Comp Case

January 13, 2005

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced a Cuyahoga County man has been sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of workers’ compensation fraud.

Fredrick Johnson was sentenced to one year probation, restitution in the amount of $211.51 to BWC and a fine of $250. If Johnson violates his sentence he will receive 120 days incarceration.

BWC’s special investigations unit (SIU) learned of possible fraud by Johnson when his managed care organization reportedly noticed that paperwork had been altered. The investigation confirmed Johnson had intentionally changed the date on a Request for Temporary Total Compensation (C84).

Johnson suffered an electric shock to his right arm July 2002 while working for Euclid Heat Treating Co. BWC awarded Horning temporary total disability, permanent partial disability and living maintenance benefits for his injury.

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