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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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Thorpe Astley man narrowly avoids jail following conviction of benefit fraud

Father-of-two, Ben Lally, 27, from Thorpe Astley, who dishonestly claimed nearly £10,000 from Blaby District Council over 3 ½ years, has narrowly avoided jail. Ben Lally was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates Court 6th March 2015, having pleaded Guilty to 9

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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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Blaby district resident receives criminal record for £10,000 benefit fraud

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A Braunstone resident has received a criminal record after admitting over £10,000 in benefit fraud. Hardev Kaur Basra, 58, of The Osiers, Braunstone, Leicester, claimed Income Support, Housing and Council Tax Benefit on the basis of being a single person.

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