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Bacup Benefits Cheat is Facing Jail

359 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

189 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

East Lancs Benefits Cheat Avoids Jail Term

174 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

282 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

245 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

21 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

92 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

92 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

151 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

279 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

335 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

Benefits Cheat Told to Repay Almost £12,000

10 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

85 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

112 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

163 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

175 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

187 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

265 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

281 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

334 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

379 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

East Lancs Benefits Cheat Had £142,000 in Account

16 days ago
East Lancs benefits cheat had £142,000 in account. A 65-YEAR-OLD man failed to reveal he had savings of £142,000 when he claimed pension credits. -> Read more at Blackburn Citizen

Facebook Engagement Catches out Benefits Cheat

42 days ago
Facebook engagement catches out benefits cheat. A BENEFITS cheat claiming to be a single mum was caught after her engagement was announced on Facebook. -> Read more at Warrington Guardian

14,000 Benefits Cheat Caught out by Facebook Profile

69 days ago
14,000 benefits cheat caught out by Facebook profile. A MOTHER who falsely claimed £14,700 in benefits was caught out — by her own Facebook profile. -> Read more at This Is Lancashire

£2k Accrington Benefits Cheat Was Working at Two Nurseries

237 days ago
£2k Accrington benefits cheat was working at two nurseries. A 49-YEAR-OLD woman continued to claim benefits despite working at two nurseries. -> Read more at This Is Lancashire