COLUMBUS, Ohio -- John R. Cacaro, the West Chester business owner who pleaded guilty to spending $425,000 meant for worker’s compensation on "lavish" items such as a second home, was Tuesday sentenced to six months in federal prison and fined $10,000.
According to Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation investigator Jim Wernecke, 59-year-old Cacaro used Employers Choice Plus LLC to harvest the ill-gotten money.
“Multiple businesses entrusted Mr. Cacaro with processing their payroll and remitting insurance premiums to our agency, and he broke that trust,” he said.
Cacaro presented the bureau with a cashier’s check for $425,247 at his sentencing. He will spend a year under house arrest after leaving prison and an additional three years on probation.