The Madison County Sheriff's Office has arrested two women for welfare fraud.

38-year old Hope Layo of East Syracuse and 30-year old Adrianne Wagoner of Canastota are each charged with welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for filing.

Investigators say Layo was overpaid $2,255 in public assistance benefits by claiming she lived in Madison County, when she in fact lived in Onondaga County.

Wagoner was overpaid $7,020 after allegedly claiming her three children lived with her.

Authorities say the children had not lived with her for over a year.

Madison County Sheriff's Office