CUYAHOGA FALLS — A Myrtle Avenue woman who illegally collected benefits for two years after her father died was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay nearly $30,000 in restitution for defrauding the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
According to Summit County Court of Common Pleas records, 62-year-old Deborah N. Rosenlieb pleaded guilty to fourth-degree felony workers’ compensation fraud. Judge Tammy O’Brien sentenced her May 9, ordering she pay OBWC $29,418 in restitution as part of a plea deal and sentencing agreement.
"Ms. Rosenlieb’s father was receiving death benefits on behalf of his late wife, but when her father died in January 2016 she didn’t let us know," OBWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud said in a release. "She knew she wasn’t entitled to these benefits, but she used them for personal expenses until we learned of her scheme in April 2018."
A grand jury indicted Rosenlieb on the charge in February.
Rosenlieb’s attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
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