Niles truck driver must repay $12,450 in workers compensation


COLUMBUS

A Niles truck driver must pay $12,450 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation after the agency’s investigators found him working again while collecting disability benefits.

Marshall Winn IV pleaded guilty Wednesday to workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony, in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. A judge sentenced him to five years of probation and gave him a suspended nine-month prison sentence.

“Mr. Winn was injured in 2014 and claimed he was disabled from work, but we found evidence that he started working again in January 2015 and that he was running his own trucking business,” said Jim Wernecke, director of BWC’s special investigations department.

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