A Findlay man indicted last year on three counts of failing to maintain workers’ compensation coverage has been placed in a diversion program in Hancock County Common Pleas Court.

Rodney A. Ashcraft, 60, had been charged with three counts of failing to maintain workers’ compensation coverage between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018, according to an indictment issued last August.

At a recent hearing, Ashcraft entered a no contest plea to a fifth-degree felony charge, and the two other felony offenses were dismissed as part of a plea bargain.

Judge Reg Routson deferred a finding of guilt and placed the defendant in the county’s diversion program. If Ashcraft completes the program, including making restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, there will be no conviction in the case.

Court records show Ashcraft owes the bureau $55,028. He made a payment of $5,500 earlier this month.

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