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Chiropractor indicted for workers' comp fraud, theft

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FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - A Fairfield chiropractor has been indicted on charges of workers' compensation fraud and theft.

Bruce Holaday, owner of Back and Spine Center on Mack Road, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury after an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Special Investigations Department.

BWC SID initiated an investigation after receiving an allegation that Holaday was concealing from BWC his direct involvement in the treatment of injured workers.  Holaday was unlawfully using the names and provider identification numbers of the chiropractors with whom he practiced after being permanently decertified as a BWC health care provider, prohibiting him from seeking and receiving reimbursement from BWC.

Holaday also pleaded guilty to a charge of workers' compensation fraud in December of 1996, when he was proprietor of Advantage Care Chiropractic, Inc. He billed BWC for $13,006 in services that he did not provide.

"Workers' compensation fraud threatens the integrity and solvency of the State Insurance Fund," said BWC Administrator Steve Buehrer. "Our investigative team works aggressively to root out and prosecute health care providers, as well as employers and injured workers, who are attempting to cheat Ohio's workers' compensation system."

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office assisted in the investigation. 

"This case demonstrates the commitment of the Attorney General's office to vigorously prosecute anyone who tries to circumvent the rules and cheat Ohio workers through abuse of the workers compensation program," said DeWine.

Holaday also pleaded guilty to a charge of workers' compensation fraud in December of 1996, when he was proprietor of Advantage Care Chiropractic, Inc. He billed BWC for $13,006 in services that he did not provide.

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