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Benefit cheat sentenced

West Oxfordshire District Council has successfully prosecuted a Witney man for making false representations in order to obtain benefits.

Melvin Hillier, 45, formerly of Witney Road, Ducklington, pleaded guilty at Bicester Magistrates Court on 24 May for fraudulently obtaining Housing and Council Tax benefit totalling £4460.53. He was sentenced
on 28 June 2006 where he was given a four month curfew order. The Council will be seeking to recover the full amount of benefit which has been fraudulently obtained.

Jon Dearing, Head of Revenues at West Oxfordshire District Council said, “Benefit Fraud is a crime against every resident of West Oxfordshire. If you know someone who is committing benefit fraud please contact
the Benefit Fraud HOTLINE on 01993 861234 or contact can be made through the council website

Posted : 30/06/2006 09:46:58

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