Brown County Welfare Fraud 08 Mar 13

Two Brown County residents have been charged with felony welfare fraud for wrongfully obtaining public assistance. 38-year-old Trina Hoffman of Sleepy Eye is accused of collecting food support and medical assistance payments over an approximately one-year period for a child that was not living with her at the time. She allegedly collected around $3,000 in assistance payments unlawfully. 30-year-old Marsha Campbell of Springfield is accused of collecting around $1,500 in food and medical support over the course of several months, but failed to report income she received from her sister over that time period.