Celina man lifting weights in video guilty of fraud

Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 @ 12:43 PM
Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013 @ 12:43 PM

A Celina man was found guilty for workers’ compensation fraud after undercover video caught him bench pressing more than 500 pounds when he claimed he couldn’t lift more than 10 pounds.

Jason Dross pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation captured the undercover video at the Celina YMCA.

Dross was receiving non-working wage loss, which is payable to injured workers who are unable to find suitable employment, according to a release. Dross claimed he was looking for work but was having difficulties because he could not find a job that would not require him to lift more than 10 pounds.

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In the undercover video, Doss is seen bench pressing more than 500 pounds, according to the release.

The BWC’s Special Investigations Department received an allegation that Dross was involved in heavy weightlifting at the Celina YMCA, and numerous undercover operations showed Dross bench pressing more than 500 pounds consistently over a month, according to the release.

He was sentenced to nine months in jail, suspended for three years of community control under the condition that he maintain employment and pay restitution in the amount of $31,736.98.

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