A Butler County court ordered a Fairfield chiropractor to pay nearly $70,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud.
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FAIRFIELD, Ohio – A Butler County court ordered a Fairfield chiropractor to pay nearly $70,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud.
Tariq Arif pleaded guilty to the single count Jan. 13 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, a first-degree misdemeanor, as part of a plea agreement with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
"Mr. Arif created bogus treatment records to support the fraudulent workers' compensation bills he submitted for payment," said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. "The faces of fraud vary, and our agents aggressively root out and prosecute injured worker, employer and provider fraud."
After a complaint was filed with the BWC, an undercover investigation was conducted on Arif’s Back and Pain Rehab Center. A search warrant was also executed on his business.
Arif was also sentenced to five years of community control on Tuesday. The restitution was part of a sentence that allowed Arif avoid 180 days in jail.