Rampant unemployment fraud shows need for reform


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.