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Ex OH Police officer Sentenced for Fraud

by FraudReport 2. March 2018 12:28

Would you shoot yourself in the arm just to risk jail time and being criminally charged with fraud? Former Police Officer Bryan Eubanks would, and he was recently sentenced for doing just that.

Eubanks is a former Newcomerstown Police Officer who was sentenced on February 12th for several charges relating to a fake report that he had been shot on duty last April. His charges included inducing panic, making false alarms, tampering with evidence, forgery and workers compensation fraud.

Eubanks received 90 days in jail, a $2,500 fine and 500 hours of community service.

According to Cleveland 19 News, an investigation revealed that Eubanks had shot himself and made up a story about stopping a car whose driver opened fire. The story also caused a widespread manhunt for the imaginary gunman. 

Eubanks later admitted he was lying.

Eubanks’ attorney lays at least part of the blame on the former policeman being stressed to the breaking point, saying he suffering night terrors and telling Judge Edward O'Farrell, "Not everyone is cut out to be a police officer. He's not one of them."

On the other side of the argument, prosecutor Christian Sticken noted that Eubanks even went so far as to name a suspect -- a real, live innocent person. He added, "He didn't have to do that. He gave such detail, what clothing he was wearing. Things that were hard to see, they became suspicious.”

Eubanks has been fired by the police department and his peace officer certification will be revoked.

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OH Women Arrested for Fraud after Facebook “Check-in”

by FraudReport 20. February 2015 05:51

Facebook strikes again! An Ohio woman, who had a warrant out for her arrest after failing to show up for her arraignment on Workers’ Comp fraud charges, was caught because she “checked-in” on Facebook.

According to WorkersCompensation.com, Knapper was sentenced on November 18, 2014 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for working while receiving workers’ comp benefits. She pleaded guilty to one count of workers’ compensation fraud, which is a first-degree misdemeanor.

BWC began investigating Knapper when its Special Investigations Department identified that she earned wages while receiving disability benefits. Investigators found that she worked as a nursing assistant for three companies in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky in 2011 and 2012 while collecting various types of workers’ compensation benefits.

Knapper failed to show up for her arraignment on June 20, 2013, after which an arrest warrant was issued. She was eventually arrested almost a year later on June 3, 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama. Investigators learned of her whereabouts after they saw a Facebook post where she publicly tagged herself at a Wal-Mart store. The BWC Special Investigations Department advised local authorities, who later arrested Knapper.

She was ordered to pay $8,252.23 in restitution to BWC and placed on community control with three years of basic supervision. If she violates the terms of her community control, she will then get to serve six months in jail.

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