Identity theft is on the rise in the state of Ohio. Many Ohioans have had their identities stolen and used to file fraudulent unemployment claims. The fraud is not known till paperwork for the claim arrives at an employer or in the worst case a 1099 shows up in the mail of an employee. Noble-Davis wanted to take this opportunity to remind our clients to be on the lookout for fraud. Retirement plans are targets for identity thieves. Double checking with a participant that they requested a large loan or distribution can go a long way to preventing a lot of problems.