Ohio murder suspect defrauds state work comp bureau

Since it’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and I just can’t bring myself to dig into the Supreme Court’s TTD decision issued last month, I’m putting together this brief post, taken from the BWC’s Special Investigation Unit’s Blog.

According to the BWC, one month after his alleged role in murdering his girlfriend’s other lover in February 2017, the owner of a tree-trimming service created a phony proof-of-coverage certificate from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to land a tree-trimming job and avoid paying for actual coverage.  He received a one-year prison sentence on May 24th when a Summit County judge found him guilty of tampering with records, a third-degree felony.

What caught my eye about this update was, as Paul Harvey would have said “the rest of the story”……

On the same day, the judge also found the man guilty for the second-degree felonious assault of an Akron man last year, a crime apparently unrelated to his BWC case or to one involving a deadly love triangle.

But, there’s still “the rest of the story”……  Apparently, acting on a tip from Gentry’s girlfriend, Stark County authorities recently recovered the body of 25-year-old man from the backyard of his Massillon home. They found him in a plastic tote, encased in concrete and buried six feet below ground.  Workers’ compensation fraud is obviously the least of this guy’s problems.



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