Cuyahoga County fires weights and measures inspector accused of filing fake reports

CLEVELAND - A Cuyahoga County weights and measures inspector, accused submitting at least two dozen fake reports, has been fired, according to Nailah Byrd, the Cuyahoga County Inspector General.

Lisa Rogers, 38, was fired Monday after a disciplinary hearing regarding the accusations. 

An investigation by Byrd's office found Rogers submitted inspection reports for price scanners and scales at suburban mall stores, coffee shops and grocery stores that included fake signatures, incorrect prices, and price checks on products not sold in the stores.

Rogers is accused of submitting an inspection report for Godiva Chocolatier in Beachwood Place Mall. The report said Rogers inspected a scale at the store that the store replaced last year.

At the cosmetics store Lush, Rogers reported price checks on items the store does not sell on its shelves, according to Byrd.

Her investigation into Rogers' reports also revealed there is little oversight of the county's seven weights and measures inspectors. The inspectors drive their own vehicles, choose the stores they inspect and are not required to come to the office every day.

Byrd has recommended inspectors drive county vehicles equipped with a GPS, be required to check in at the office on a daily basis and have a set schedule for inspections.

Byrd said County Executive Ed FitzGerald supports her recommendations.

NewsChannel5's investigators left a message for Rogers, but she did not return our call.

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