Bellefontaine Man Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Written by on March 22, 2019

A Logan County man was sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud.


According to a release, on the day he was sentenced to prison for breaking and entering, gross sexual imposition, burglary and other charges, 32 year old Joseph A. Wilson, of Bellefontaine, was also ordered to pay nearly $6,400 in restitution to his employer and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for collecting disability benefits while secretly working another job.

Wilson was sentenced to six years in prison earlier this month on multiple charges, including petty theft and failure to appear in court


A judge in the Logan County Court of Common Pleas ordered Wilson to reimburse his employer (Rent-A-Center) $2,900 and pay BWC just over $3,400 for the cost of its investigation.

Wilson was working on a horse farm while collecting disability benefits from Rent-A-Center.


He was arrested in November on warrants for five counts of gross sexual imposition, two counts of workers’ compensation fraud, two counts of failure to appear, and single counts of receiving stolen property, theft, breaking and entering and criminal damaging.

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