U.S. House approves bills targeting pandemic relief fraud that impacted dozens of Johnson Countians

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Somebody used Suzanne Sanders' name and Lenexa home address to secure more than $9,000 in federal pandemic relief aid, and now Sanders gets monthly reminders from the Small Business Administration to pay the money back. File photo credit Leah Wankum.

Kansans who have been victims of pandemic relief-related fraud, including some Johnson Countians, may soon have a longer window in which to potentially seek justice. 

What happened: On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills co-sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids that extend the statute of limitations on two particular types of pandemic-era fraud cases.