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Man Sentenced To Three Years For Workers' Comp Fraud


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3/18/2009
Brent Adams
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A man from Loveland, Ohio has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after defrauding the state of millions of dollars through workers’ compensation fraud.

In June of 2008, Michael Stinson pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and attempted tax evasion in U.S. District Court.

According to the prosecution, Stinson, who owns Reconditioning and Exercise Physiology Specialists, performed physical therapy on injured workers without a license, and then billed their employers for treatment and services that had never been rendered.

In 2004, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation began to investigate Stinson. They said that REPS had been inflating the time spend with patients in order to increase revenue.

On February 18, Stinson was sentenced to 37 months in prison, a repayment of more than $2.1 million to BWC, and a repayment of $92,148.23 to the Internal Revenue Service.



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