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Two women charged with welfare fraud in Madison County

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Two area women face felony welfare fraud charges after their arrests this week, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said.

Hope Layo, 38, of East Syracuse, is charged with felony welfare fraud in the fourth degree and offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Adrianne L. Wagoner, 30, of Canastota, was charged with felony welfare fraud in the third degree and a misdemeanor charge of offering a false instrument for filing.

According to officials, Layo allegedly falsified her public assistance application, claiming she lived in Madison County when she actually lived in Onondaga County. As a result, she was allegedly overpaid $2,225 in public assistance benefits. She will appear in the Town of Lenox Court on Dec. 10.

The sheriff's office says Wagoner allegedly falsified her public assistance application, claiming her three children lived with her, when they hadn't lived with her for more than a year. She was allegedly overpaid $7,020 in public assistance benefits. She will reappear in the Town of Lenox Court on Nov. 26.

If convicted, both could face up to four years in state prison for the welfare fraud charge and one year in jail for the offering a false instrument for filing charge.

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