Local woman charged with welfare fraud

A local woman receiving welfare benefits through Wyoming Department of Family Services Lander field office has been charged with two felonies. Hilary R. Scott in November was charged with two counts of Unlawfully MaKing False Statement to Obtain Public Welfare Benefits. Each is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines. She has not yet had an arraignment date, when she'll enter her pleas. According to the affidavit filed in the case, Scott illegally claimed on welfare applications that both of her children children were living with her back in 2012 and 2013, when allegedly only one was under her care and living at home. The child in question had actually moved to Georgia. In a 2015 interview with DFS fraud investigators, Scott allegedly admitted to making the fraudulent applications. She allegedly received $1,278 in SNAP benefits and $952.81 in Child Care Assistance benefits. *image h/t bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock* #county10 #news