This issue's prize
goes to Jerome Dobies, a Brecksville Ohio resident, who
was recently convicted and sentenced to one felony count of
workers' compensation insurance fraud. So what did he do that so
tickled our judges' collective fancies that they chose him above
all the others?
While receiving disability benefits, Dobies
was making income on the side.
Q: What sort of job did Dobies have?
A: Delivering phonebooks.
Q: What special place did he deliver
A: Why, to the Ohio Bureau of Workers'
Q: And what does the BWC have in its building?
A: Security cameras.
Poof. Busted! Dobies has been sentenced to six
months of community controlled sanction. The conditions of his
probation are regular reporting, drug testing, verifiable
employment, court costs and fees and $50,000 restitution, which
he has paid. If he goofs up, it's off to prison he goes
During the past dozen years, special
investigators at the BWC have saved more than $1 billion.