Tag: benefit

Countesthorpe benefit cheat to repay benefits after investigation

A benefit cheat is to repay nearly £8,000 after pleading guilty to dishonesty charges. Christopher Phipps, 56, of Rosebank Road, Countesthorpe, was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 January after receiving £7,869.80 in housing benefit and local council

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Enderby pensioner convicted for benefit fraud

An Enderby resident has been sentenced to a two-year conditional discharge in the first case of benefit fraud under a new data-matching system at the council. Anthony Fuller, 72, of Sloane Close, Enderby was the first person prosecuted by Blaby

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Benefit cheats fail to declare partners are living with them

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Two Blaby District residents have received twelve month community orders and a total of 260 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to benefit fraud. Whetstone mum Donna Ward legitimately claimed housing and council tax benefits, and income support, when

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Whetstone mum convicted after claiming over £26,000 in benefits

A whetstone mum has been prosecuted and fined for dishonestly claiming more than £26,000 in benefits after she hid the fact her partner was living with her for nearly 18 months. Kelly Holland, 34, of Shelduck Close, Whetstone, was convicted

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Changes to Council Tax Benefit in Blaby district

A new Council Tax Support Scheme is being launched to replace Council Tax Benefit in Blaby district on April 1, 2013. Blaby District Council has developed the scheme after the government cut by £460,000 the amount the Council receives to

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