Ohio Man Owes $141.5K After Second Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction

October 13, 2020

An Ohio man who pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 to workers’ compensation fraud charges has been ordered to repay $141,578 in restitution and spend six months in jail, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) reported.

Jeffrey Janson, 70, pleaded guilty to the fourth-degree felony in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. A judge sentenced him to six months in jail, suspended for three years of probation, and ordered Janson to pay restitution of $141,578 to BWC. Janson was previously convicted of felony workers’ compensation fraud in July 2010.

BWC’s Special Investigations Department discovered Janson working as a semi-truck driver while receiving benefits for a workplace injury. Further review of his bank records proved he was, in fact, working for four additional employers during the same time period.

Source: Ohio BWC

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