The Ohio BWD reported that Zelma Forro pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas.
BWC investigators obtained documented evidence supporting the allegation that Forro was employed as an independent contractor for Home Savings and Loan bank. Forro was assessing distressed properties, completing property inspections, evaluating the general condition and obtaining the current photographs of such properties. Investigators relied on financial records, surveillance operations, and field interviews to substantiate this allegation.
Zelma Forro pleaded guilty Jan. 29 to a fourth-degree felony count of workers’ compensation fraud. She was sentenced March 11 to 18 months in jail, suspended for three years of community control under the condition that she pay restitution totaling $93,912.24.