Two women are accused of trying to fraudulently collect money from the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund and the Indiana Tort Claim Fund.
Stephanie Murry and Sandra Hurn are accused of falsifying hospital records in an effort to collect money from both funds.
According to Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, Hurn collected a $7,500 check from the fund. Murry's claim was denied, though, because her alleged injuries did not qualify for ISFRF funds.
Both women are also accused of submitting a Notice of Tort Claim for Property Damage and/or Personal Injury. Both were told they would receive money.
Hurn was arrested when she tried to pick up a claim check. Murry was arrested a short time after that.
"It is particularly troubling that individuals would attempt to illegally profit upon a tragedy such as the State Fair stage collapse," said Prosecutor Curry. "We have zero tolerance for those who wish to gain at the misfortune of others... We will not stand idly by while greedy individuals take from those who are truly deserving of compensation from this tragedy."
Hurn faces three counts of forgery, two counts of perjury, one count of theft and one count of attempted theft.
Murry faces one count of forgery, one count of perjury and one county of attempted theft.
The maximum penalty for a class C felony is eight years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The claims amounted to $22,500.