New Ulm Couple Welfare Fraud 13 Sep 11

A New Ulm couple face felony welfare fraud charges stemming from wrongfully obtaining over $1,400 in public assistance while living in rural Gibbon in 2010. 39-year-old Mark Madson Senior and 43-year-old LuAnn Madson both face the possibility of up to 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines for the charge. They have also been charged with gross misdemeanor wrongfully obtaining assistance. The Madson’s are accused of claiming that their adult daughter was still living with them while collecting public assistance when her address was officially listed as being in Sleepy Eye. They are scheduled to be in court for an Omnibus Hearing on Thursday.