12 People Convicted In April For Workers' Comp Fraud In Ohio


UPDATED: Wednesday May 15, 2013 1:27 PM

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation officials say 12 people were convicted or pleaded guilty to fraud charges in April.

The cases are the result of investigations conducted by BWC's special investigations department.

Trisa Blose, of Bolivar Pizza in Tuscarawas County, pleaded no contest for allowing her workers' compensation coverage to lapse.

Lawrence Blakeley, of Van Wert, pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of deception to obtain drugs.

Montoan Butler, of Richmond, Ind., pleaded no contest for workers' compensation fraud for working while receiving benefits.

Julie Hiestand, of New Weston, was convicted of forgery for altering documents to continue receiving benefits.

Miguel Santoni, Cleveland, was convicted on one felony count of workers' compensation fraud for working while receiving benefits.

Danny McDonald, Columbus, pleaded guilty to workers' comp fraud for falsifying wages.

Dale Reed, Mason, pleaded guilty for fraud for working while receiving benefits.

Rodger Jones, Cleveland, pleaded guilty for fraud for working while receiving benefits.

Bruno Sestito, Berea, pleaded guilty for fraud for working while receiving benefits.

Cheryl Horvath, Bedford, pleaded guilty April 8 for fraud for working while receiving benefits.

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