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Cleveland business owner guilty of working while receiving workers’ comp benefits

Maria Meszaros of Cleveland pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after BWC discovered she was working at her bar while she was supposed to be recovering from a workplace injury. BWC received an allegation advising Maria Meszaros was the owner of the Tequila Sunrise, located at 4803 Turney Rd. in Garfield Heights, and was working there while receiving temporary total disability benefits. Through undercover operations and interviews, SID confirmed Meszaros returned to employment as a cook for her business while receiving those benefits.

Meszaros appeared in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court June 5 and the judge sentenced her to what he termed “pay or stay.” That means he ordered Meszaros to repay $2,000 in restitution to BWC, as well as court costs by March 31, 2015, or she will serve 180 days in jail. If she pays before that date, the days will be suspended.

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