A battle is brewing over payday lending in Ohio. There are more than 650 storefronts in the state but the industry argues that a new bill threatens to shut them all down. However, consumer advocates say payday lending has been skirting around state law for years to prey on desperate borrowers.
“It just snowballed so bad and I couldn’t get out of that hole.”
Denise Brooks, a single mother from Cincinnati, was desperate to pay her car insurance bill. So she took out a loan from a payday lender.