Cincinnati Business Courier
Identity theft in Ohio has doubled since 2002, says a report from a company that helps businesses and insurers fight identity fraud.
The white paper from Identity Theft 911 reports that 329,000 Ohioans were victims of identity theft last year, creating $2.4 billion in losses. The analysis said ID fraud crimes had risen nearly 101 percent statewide since 2002.
The report says mishandling of public records in the state has created political debate that promises to spill over into next month's election.