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Bacup Benefits Cheat is Facing Jail

417 days ago
Bacup benefits cheat is facing jail. THE case of a 32,000 benefits cheat warned he could face jail, was adjourned at Burnley Crown Court. -> Read more at This Is Lancashire

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VIDEO: £35k Benefits Cheat Escapes Jail

247 days ago
VIDEO: £35k benefits cheat escapes jail. A benefits cheat who pocketed more than £35,000 in disability payments while working as a delivery man has escaped jail... -> Watch at Lancaster Guardian

Wirral Benefits Cheat Who Ripped off More Than £92,000 Loses Jail Appeal

9 days ago
Wirral benefits cheat who ripped off more than £92,000 loses jail appeal. Cheryl Fiona Henwood enjoyed an 'extravagant lifestyle', splashing out on holidays to Dubai and... -> Read more at Liverpool Echo

East Lancs Benefits Cheat Avoids Jail Term

233 days ago
East Lancs benefits cheat avoids jail term. A BENEFITS cheat who claimed he had difficulties walking for nearly four years has been spared a jail sentence by a crown cour... -> Read more at This Is Lancashire

Benefits Cheat Told to Pay Back £26,000 or Face Year in Jail

341 days ago
Benefits cheat told to pay back £26,000 or face year in jail. A woman who pocketed more than £72,500 in benefits she wasn't entitled to has been told to repay £26,000 ... -> Read more at News & Star

Barrow Benefits-cheat Mother Faces Threat of Jail Term

304 days ago
Barrow benefits-cheat mother faces threat of jail term. A BARROW benefits cheat who fraudulently claimed more than £25,000 because her partner had money worries could be... -> Read more at Evening Mail

Benefits Cheat Shamed on TV

79 days ago
Benefits cheat shamed on TV. Dawn Wood, 37, was living on Westwood Street in Accrington when her crime was uncovered by a joint investigation between Hyndburn Council's b... -> Read more at Accrington Observer

Benefits Cheat in 9k Claim

150 days ago
Benefits cheat in 9k claim. Kelly Rowe, 29, must repay all over payments and complete 50 hours unpaid work after her fraud was uncovered by detectives. -> Read more at Macclesfield Express

Benefits Cheat Put Under Surveillance

150 days ago
Benefits cheat put under surveillance. A council employee was put under surveillance when she was suspected of cheating the taxpayer... -> Read more at Blackpool Gazette

Benefits Cheat in Court

209 days ago
Benefits cheat in court. Sixty-three-year-old man fraudently claimed more than £11,500 -> Read more at Crewe Chronicle

Benefits Cheat, 77, Had £100,000 in the Bank

337 days ago
Benefits cheat, 77, had £100,000 in the bank. Margaret Sastawnyuk, 77, wrongly claimed more than £23,000 in pension and council tax benefits over seven years after fail... -> Read more at Rochdale Observer

Benefits Cheat Jailed

393 days ago
Benefits cheat jailed. A LOCAL benefits cheat who fraudulently claimed tens of thousands of pounds has been handed a nine month suspended prison sentence... -> Read more at Wigan Today

£4k Blackburn Benefits Cheat Caught

17 days ago
£4k Blackburn benefits cheat caught. A BENEFITS claimant failed to tell the authorities when he started working as a self-employed delivery driver for Yodel. -> Read more at This Is Lancashire

Benefits Cheat Told to Repay Almost £12,000

68 days ago
Benefits cheat told to repay almost £12,000. Sylvia Hatchard, 64, told authorities she was a single woman on a low income while claiming £11,763.30 in housing benefit, ... -> Read more at Macclesfield Express

Benefits Cheat Fraudulently Claimed £8,000

143 days ago
Benefits cheat fraudulently claimed £8,000. Jack Parker, 63, pleaded guilty at South Cheshire Magistrates Court to two charges of failing to notify of a change in his ci... -> Read more at Crewe Chronicle

St Helens' BIGGEST Ever Benefits Cheat

170 days ago
St Helens' BIGGEST ever benefits cheat. Investigators who rumbled a benefits cheat’s £130,000 swindle have described it as the biggest fraud of its kind they’... -> Read more at St Helens Reporter

Boughton Benefits Cheat Was Filmed by DWP

221 days ago
Boughton benefits cheat was filmed by DWP. A BENEFITS cheat who claimed he could only walk a few yards unaided was filmed moving house after returning from a holiday abro... -> Read more at Chester First

Crewe Benefits Cheat to Pay Back More Than £7k

233 days ago
Crewe benefits cheat to pay back more than £7k. Cheshire East Council says benefit fraud will not be tolerated and it will prosecute offenders -> Read more at Crewe Chronicle

Benefits Cheat Avoids Prison

245 days ago
Benefits cheat avoids prison. A benefits cheat who pocketed more than £35,000 in disability payments while working as a delivery man has escaped jail... -> Read more at Lancashire Evening Post

Benefits Cheat to Do Unpaid Work

323 days ago
Benefits cheat to do unpaid work. An HGV driver who claimed he was too infirm to walk claimed more than £18,000 of disability benefits when he was driving a truck for a ... -> Read more at Lancashire Evening Post

Burnley Benefits Cheat Had Barman Job

339 days ago
Burnley benefits cheat had barman job. A BENEFITS cheat got more than £2,000 he was not entitled to because he was working as a barman in a Burnley pub, the town's magis... -> Read more at This Is Lancashire

Kendal Benefits Cheat Mum Put Under Curfew

392 days ago
Kendal benefits cheat mum put under curfew. A KENDAL mother-of-two who falsely claimed more than 6,000 in disability benefits has been given a ten-week curfew. -> Read more at The Westmorland Gazette

120k Benefits Cheat Jailed

438 days ago
120k benefits cheat jailed. A WIGAN woman was behind bars today after fraudulently claiming nearly 120,000 in benefits... -> Read more at Wigan Today

Sale Benefits Cheat Falsely Claimed £14k

40 days ago
Sale benefits cheat falsely claimed £14k. A BENEFITS cheat from Sale received a suspended prison sentence for amassing more than £14,000 that he wasn't entitled to. -> Read more at Messenger Newspapers

Hale Benefits Cheat Imprisoned for Eight Months

40 days ago
Hale benefits cheat imprisoned for eight months. A HALE man who claimed benefits on the grounds of low income, despite driving a Mercedes and sending his child to a fee-p... -> Read more at Messenger Newspapers