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Bacup Benefits Cheat is Facing Jail

573 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

403 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

Benefits Cheat Mum Sparred Jail for Falsely Claiming £24k

48 days ago
Benefits cheat mum sparred jail for falsely claiming £24k. A BENEFITS cheat mum from Crewe who falsely claimed more than £24,000 has been spared jail. -> Read more at Crewe Guardian

£38k Benefits Cheat Avoids Jail After Four Years of Fraudulent Claims

62 days ago
£38k benefits cheat avoids jail after four years of fraudulent claims. The 59-year-old failed to declare to authorities that her husband lived with her -> Read more at Macclesfield Express

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

165 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

388 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

496 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

459 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

235 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

306 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

306 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

365 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

493 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

549 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

Padiham Benefits Cheat Had £170,000 in Bank

17 days ago
Padiham benefits cheat had £170,000 in bank. A benefits cheat Padiham pensioner received almost £19,000 while he had more than £170,000 in the bank, a court was told..... -> Read more at Burnley Express

Benefits Cheat Swindled £14,000 While Partner Had £37k Job

51 days ago
Benefits cheat swindled £14,000 while partner had £37k job. A BENEFITS cheat swindled £14,000 of income support while his partner was bringing in a £37,000 salary. -> Read more at Chorley Guardian

BENEFITS CHEAT: Father Claimed £4.8k Too Much

102 days ago
BENEFITS CHEAT: Father claimed £4.8k too much. A FATHER of two has pleaded guilty to claiming more than £4,800 in benefits that he was not entitled to. -> Read more at This Is Lancashire

Benefits Cheat Was Living in Tunisia

135 days ago
Benefits cheat was living in Tunisia. A woman who pretended she was ill to claim more than £138,000 in benefits while living a comfortable life in Tunisia is jailed for ... -> Read more at BBC News

Benefits Cheat DJ Faces the Music

145 days ago
Benefits cheat DJ faces the music. A benefits cheat claimed he was too ill to work but spun records at a pub... -> Read more at Blackpool Gazette

£4k Blackburn Benefits Cheat Caught

172 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

224 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

299 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

326 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

377 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

389 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