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Wood County business owner sentenced for workers’ comp fraud

David Story, of Wayne (Wood County), was convicted and sentenced May 8 in the Bowling Green Municipal Court on one count of failure to comply, a second-degree misdemeanor.

BWC fraud investigators received a referral about Story’s business, Story Equipment & Repair in Wayne, in 2012 from the agency’s employer compliance department. Story entered into a payment plan for premiums owed, and that investigation was closed. In 2014, however, the Special Investigations Department used data to identify lapsed employers and discovered that Story defaulted on his payment plan, failed to report payroll for his business and did not pay related premiums to BWC. Investigators found that the payroll information he withheld resulted in an additional $6,969.62 in premiums due.

Story was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $125 in court costs. He was also ordered to pay a $750 fine and sentenced to 90 days of incarceration, which were both suspended as long as he continues making payments. He currently owes more than $98,000 in past due workers’ compensation premiums and non-compliant claims.

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