The state of a Columbus woman’s daycare provider’s license was in question on Thursday after an investigation into whether she unlawfully collected tax dollars without providing services.
10 Investigates’ Paul Aker reported that the daycare provider was not providing daycare services but collected about $100,000 in tax dollars last year.
Cameras revealed that only one person dropped off children at the in-home daycare center during a two-week, 10 Investigates’ examination investigation.
In addition, the woman allegedly did not keep daily attendance records, and Franklin County Job and Family Services failed to collect timesheets to verify attendance, Aker reported.
According to information from Franklin County Job and Family Services, the department is working to revoke the woman’s daycare provider’s license based on allegations of fraud.
Documents showed that the county has proposed revocation of the license and alleged that the owner failed to keep daily attendance and accepted payments for services not rendered, Aker reported.
The woman who owns the daycare center declined to comment.
County officials said that they have not paid the woman her latest invoice, and the woman, who is a member of a union, has requested a hearing.
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