BROOKLYN - Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes charged five people with welfare fraud today.

Hynes says the five allegedly stole $100,000 in Medicaid benefits and all had ties to Brooklyn but didn't actually live there.

In order to be eligible for New York City public assistance, applicants must live in New York City.

One woman is accused of collecting $17,000 in benefits while living in a $400,000 home in Valley Stream.