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Benefit cheat sentenced

West Oxfordshire District Council has successfully prosecuted a Carterton man for failing to notify a relevant change in his circumstances in order to obtain benefits.

David White, aged 24 years of Speyside Close, Carterton, pleaded guilty to three charges at Oxford Magistrates Court on 22 December 2006 for fraudulently obtaining Incapacity Benefit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit totalling 1581.51.

Mr White was given a twelve month conditional discharge and ordered to pay 200.00 costs. The Council will seek to recover the full amount of Housing and Council Tax Benefit which had been fraudulently obtained. The Department for Work and Pensions will seek to recover the full amount of Incapacity
Benefit 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. We treat all calls and correspondence in confidence."

Posted : 04/01/2007 12:07:08

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