MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in Sherburne County are reminding residents that they are continuing to fight against welfare fraud.

According to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, 10 people were convicted of committing welfare fraud in 2015.

In each case, court-ordered conditions included a reimbursement of public assistance and jail or community sanction.

Cases ranged from $2,500 to over $23,000 being repaid to public assistance.

“We are committed to investigating and identifying those who are fraudulently receiving benefits and who intentionally take advantage of our government assistance programs,” Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said in a recent press release. “We will work diligently to hold those accountable who do not meet eligibility requirements for public assistance.”

Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office worked in coordination with Sherburne County Health and Human Services and Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with any information concerning welfare fraud should contact the Sherburne County Sheriff’s office.

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