Marcus Brown, owner of Acme Elevator, is going down after beingconvicted for theft and a workers' comp fraud scheme.

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Brown owned Ohio-based Acme Elevator Service and Repair when oneof his workers was injured on the job. The employee required awheelchair lift due to his injuries, so Brown submitted a serviceinvoice for the installation of a lift--three times.

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Unfortunately for Brown, the third time isn't always a charm,and a data analysis by his insurance company caught the repetitivesubmissions, triggering an investigation. After interviewing theinjured worker, authorities discovered that a lift had never beeninstalled, despite the three separate invoices that Brown wrote,and the $5,500 in reimbursement that he received for thatservice.

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Brown was charged with theft, and workers' comp fraud. He wassentenced to three years of community control with basicsupervision, $5,500 in restitution, a $2,500 fine, and payment ofall court costs. Even after serving his sentence, there will belittle he can do to repair his good name.

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Read about another workers' comp scheme in which two brotherface a few centuries in prison here.

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