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Employer Tip Leads to Arrest of Claimant for Alleged Double-Dipping

Monday, August 28, 2017 | 431 | 0 | 0 min read

An Ohio restaurant owner was ordered to reimburse the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $9,406 and serve three years' probation after his former employer reported that he was drawing benefits while earning income. Mark J. Cothern (BWC surveillance image) Mark J. Cothern, of Danville, pleaded guilty on Aug. 11 to one fifth-degree felony count of attempted workers' compensation fraud in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas, the BWC said. Cothern was injured while working for an employer in Mount Vernon in 2014. Investigators say they discovered he was working in his own restaur...

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