For immediate release: Feb. 28, 2012
Akron man worked two jobs while collecting injured worker benefits
Corn collected two paychecks while he wasn't supposed to be working at all
COLUMBUS - An Akron (Summit County) man has been ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution for collecting
paychecks from two employers while he was supposed to be off work recovering from a workplace injury.
An Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) investigation led to a guilty plea by Kevin Corn in a Franklin
"Working two jobs and collecting compensation check for a workplace injury is clearly out of bounds," said BWC
Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. "Recovery of $14,000 in this case is the only fair way to ensure these employers'
premiums are being used only to cover the costs of benefits for those who are truly incapable of working."
Agents from BWC's Special Investigations Department began looking into Corn's activities after receiving an
allegation of fraud. The investigation revealed that two different employers had reported earnings to Corn while
he was receiving disability benefits. Both employers provided records confirming that he was working as a chef
during the time period in question. He was originally injured working as a chef. Corn was later interviewed and
admitted to working for both companies and knew he was not permitted to work while concurrently receiving disability
Corn withdrew a previous not guilty plea on Feb. 13 and entered a guilty plea to a felony count of theft. He was
immediately sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for community control. Corn was also ordered to repay
$13,699.80 in restitution and $500 in investigative costs.
To report suspected workers' compensation fraud, call 1-800-OHIOBWC, visit ohiobwc.com, or visit
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