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Reporter Paige Pfleger holds up a letter from the Ohio Department of Taxation that threatened to withold her tax returns if she didn't complete an ID quiz.
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Submitting your income tax returns in Ohio doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a refund right away. Sometimes, in order to get your money, there's a quiz standing in your way. I should know.

Former longtime Dayton City Commissioner Joey Williams is among a handful of public officials and business owners now facing federal fraud charges.  The Department of Justice said Tuesday the charges are the result of a sweeping investigation into alleged public corruption in the city of Dayton. 

U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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A Jackson, Ohio, man pleaded guilty Monday to charges relating to a $50 million Ponzi scheme.

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Federal officials have charged dozens of well-heeled parents, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, in what the Justice Department says was a multimillion-dollar scheme to cheat college admissions standards. The parents allegedly paid a consultant who then fabricated academic and athletic credentials and arranged bribes to help get their children into prestigious universities.

Mount Carmel West

The Ohio Department of Medicaid on Friday suspended the provider agreement of fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel because of a "credible allegation of fraud."

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A federal grand jury has indicted a Central Ohio doctor on charges related to a multi-million dollar health care fraud scheme that included prescription creams, a Suboxone clinic and Medicaid customers.

Typically, the scheme works like this: you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, who then claims that you owe a bunch of money. 

"They tell you that you didn't pay taxes or you didn't file on time, and there's a warrant out for you," said Sheryl Harris, Director of Cuyahoga County's Department of Consumer Affairs, which is holding a series of events this week aimed at spreading awareness of various scams. "They're really scary calls."

Auditor Dave Yost (left) discusses the bill alongside Sen. Dave Burke (R-Marysville), the chair of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid committee.
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The state auditor says he wants Medicaid providers to insure that they’ll do the work the state is paying them for by putting up some money to prove it. He’s backing a bill that he says will help the state recover money spent on fraudulent payments.

Franklin Co. Board of Elections

A former county elections board director in Columbus has pleaded guilty to a felony charge alleging he knowingly approved inaccurate timesheets for a fiscal officer who was paid for time that she didn't work.

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The state auditor says officials at a southern Ohio correctional facility committed fraud and misused more than $20,000 in public funds. 

Ohio Food Stamp ETB Direction Card
State of Ohio

There’s a bill in the legislature that would add the photos of food stamp recipients to their electronic benefit transfer or EBT cards. The idea behind the legislation is to stop food stamp fraud.