Rampant unemployment fraud shows need for reform

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There is no shortage of unfortunate news on unemployment fraud in Ohio. 

Even beyond the recent announcement of the departure of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ director, a leading expert from LexisNexis found that Ohio suffered greatly in preventing fraudulent unemployment claims compared to other states. 

This widespread fraud is attributed to record-high, pandemic-related unemployment claims, and has even affected Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted. No one is safe from fraudsters, including Ohio reporters and the deceased.