I live in Ohio. Was convicted last year of 2 felony counts of welfare fraud (failure to report changes). Though I have a degree I couldn't get a job at Wal-Mart if honest about my conviction. Which I was on 90% of applications and about starved. Finally ignored question on a couple of applications and was hired. Thinking getting a few weeks of income then potentially fired was better than starving. See... fraud is considered both lying and stealing. Now my degree is in social services... most jobs are state related so I don't even apply. Kind of like with banks. It's a no brainer that they are NOT going to look at someone with this type of felony. And on paper, don't blame them. So... Is it truly better to be honest about felony when most of the time I can't even get an interview if I am?