Honorato Camacho

Dayton construction company owner ordered to repay $255K for workers compensation fraud

A Dayton construction business owner was ordered to pay about $250,000 in fines and serve five years of community control after his conviction for under-reporting his payroll to avoid workers compensation premiums.

Honorato Camacho, who owns Field Construction LLC, had previously pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony count of workers’ compensation fraud. An Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation investigation found that Camacho under-reported his payroll by more than $3.5 million from 2013-15.

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A Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge ordered Camacho to repay $255,434 and serve community control on July 17.

Camacho was one of three defendants convicted last month of workers compensation fraud. An Akron pain specialist was ordered to repay $33,035 and stop seeing injured workers for falsifying patient records, and a Newcomerstown man was ordered to repay $2,034 and serve one day in jail for working as a truck driver while receiving workers compensation benefits.