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Lima man busted for BWC fraud

August 24. 2013 1:15PM
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COLUMBUS — A Lima man has been ordered to pay $28,919 in restitution for workers’ compensation fraud.

Joshua Schlosser, 31, pleaded guilty last week to one count of workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony. He was placed on five years probation.

Schlosser was found to be working at four different jobs while receiving workers’ compensation benefits between May 2007 and September 2012, said Melissa Vince, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Those jobs include two companies where he performed security work, another where he worked as a meter reader and the fourth where he worked as a caretaker/maintenance technician, according to records.

The BWC cross-referenced Schlosser’s records with another agency and found him working. Schlosser was receiving disability payments for a prior workplace injury.

The BWC has 317 similar convictions since January 2011 and has discovered $136 million in fraud from those cases and other types of cases, Vance said.

Joshua Schlosser

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