NewsNet5: Sen. Brown co-sponsors Identity Theft & Tax Fraud Prevention Act; ID theft booming in Cleveland

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NewsNet5: Sen. Brown co-sponsors Identity Theft & Tax Fraud Prevention Act; ID theft booming in Cleveland

Identity theft is booming in the city of Cleveland.

According to a newly released report by the Federal Trade Commission, Cleveland reported the highest number of identity theft cases in Ohio last year.

Friday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced he is co-sponsoring the Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act, legislation which would help crack down on fraudulently filed tax returns and speed up the return of long-awaited tax returns to Ohioans whose identities have been compromised.

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