Local Benefit Cheat Will Go To Prison

A Houghton Regis woman has been sentenced to six months in prison after being found guilty of falsely claiming benefits.

Christina Wincheser, 54, of Drury Lane pleaded guilty to knowingly failing to report to Central Bedfordshire Council a
nd the Department for Work and Pensions that she had started work in April 2003.

Starting work affected her entitlement to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit from the council, and she also received overpayments of £35,400.32 from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Mrs Winchester will also have to repay the £18,771.54 Housing Benefit and £4,506.60 Council Tax Benefit she received unlawfully, as well as full repayments to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Central Bedfordshire Council have a 24 hour a day confidential fraud hotline - 0300 3005557 for anyone who suspects someone might be claiming benefits fraudulently.

For information about paying Council Tax or to find out whether you are eligible for Council Tax or Housing Benefit  call Central Bedfordshire Council's Money and Benefits Helpline on 0300 3008306.

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