Trumbull County cook sentenced for workers’ comp fraud

Amato Zaccone JrA Hubbard (Trumbull County) man pleaded guilty to fraud on March 10 following a BWC investigation that proved he worked as a cook while on workers’ compensation.

BWC’s Special Investigations Department began investigating Amato Zaccone, Jr. after a wage cross-match with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services indicated he was working during the same time period he was receiving BWC benefits for a workplace injury. Investigators conducted field interviews and obtained financial records that confirmed Zaccone was working as a cook for McMenamy’s, LLC while receiving Temporary Total Disability

Zaccone pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, suspended for one year of community control on the condition that he pay restitution in the amount of $1,045.20.

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