An unprecedented fraud crackdown has led Ohio officials to cut off payments to 14 child care centers since October — including one in Dayton and five in the Cincinnati area — for allegedly charging the taxpayer-funded program for children not in their care.
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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services have 190 open investigations of daycares concerning possible fraud and have shut down 14 since October. Here is how many there are in area counties:
State total 190
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