A Watonwan County couple has been accused of welfare fraud, for failing to report more than $100,000 in income from two trucking businesses in both 2015 and 2016.
Prosecutors have charged 54-year-old Keith Wright and 49-year-old Margaret Wright of La Salle with felony wrongfully obtaining public assistance. Keith also was charged with failing to file tax returns.
The criminal complaint shows that the Wrights received nearly $24,000 in medical assistance benefits they were not eligible for.
Investigators say claimed his wife filled out the assistance application and he just signed it.