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Trio charged for workers' comp fraud PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 26 November 2012 10:32
Three area residents have been charged with fraud involving Workers' Compensation benefits.
Frederick V. Diebert, 57, and Michelle Skaggs, 37, both of the same Northwood address, have each been charged with two counts of Workers' Compensation fraud.
According to the matching indictments handed down by a Wood County grand jury on Wednesday, they each are alleged to have facilitated a fraud in the reception of money stolen of more than $5,000 in each count.
The one charge alleges the crime to have been between Jan. 1, 2008 and July 11, 2008; with the second count alleged to have been between July 1, 2008 through Feb. 28, 2009.
All the charges are fourth-degree felonies.
In addition to the Northwood residents, Christopher Brisbin, 41, of Toledo, was indicted by the grand jury for four counts of tampering with records and one count of Workers' Compensation fraud.
The four tampering charges are each third-degree felonies, while his fifth count is a first-degree misdemeanor.
According to the indictment, the four tampering charges are alleged to be in 2011 on April 6, July 1, July 30 and Sept. 28; while the fraud charge lists dates of Feb. 10, 2011 through Nov. 18, 2011.

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