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Sandusky County man ordered to repay $3,500 for workers’ comp fraud

John TiptonJohn Tipton, of Clyde (Sandusky County), pleaded guilty and was sentenced June 23 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for one count of workers’ compensation fraud, a first-degree misdemeanor.

A data cross-match with the Ohio Department of Public Utilities Inspection identified that Tipton might have been working while collecting BWC benefits. Investigators found that Tipton was a truck driver for a construction company from April to May 2012 and from September to November 2012 while receiving permanent total disability benefits.

Tipton was ordered to pay $3,582.43 in restitution to BWC, plus court costs. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was suspended for 12 months of community control.

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