Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Oneida County District Attorney's Office has announced the arrests of 20 local residents for welfare fraud.

Charges include welfare fraud, misuse of food stamps, grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing and public assistance fraud.

Authorities say the fraud totaled nearly $37,000.

There are 12 people still at large with arrest warrants pending.

A number of local law enforcement agencies were involved in the "Operation Tax Burden" sweep.