For one Ohio woman, the holidays will not be a joyous time.
A North Olmsted (Cuyahoga County) woman recently pleaded guilty to workers compensation fraud and attempted theft in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Rose Marinescu was sentenced on both charges, which are first-degree misdemeanors, the same day. This follows her 2011 conviction in Rocky River Municipal Court for failure to comply, when she was sentenced to pay $30,000 in past due workers comp premiums for her business, Rainbow Child Day Care No. 1 Inc., 24329 Lorain Road in North Olmsted.
“Workers compensation insurance is a vital protection for employers and their workers who are injured on the job,” said Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “Ohio employers that fail to maintain a policy are not only committing a crime, they are unfairly placing the costs of caring for their injured employees on other employers that are complying with the law.”
Defendant Defaults on Court-Ordered Payment Plan
BWC’s Special Investigations Department discovered that Marinescu defaulted on her court-ordered payment plan.
Agents from the department’s employer fraud team attempted to work with Marinescu to resolve the matter, but she failed to cooperate.
Marinescu was placed on two years of community control and was ordered to repay the remainder of the restitution she owed, which totals more than $25,000.
She was also fined $346.50.
Author Kori Shafer-Stack, Editor, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in post-injury response procedures and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: email@example.com.
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