Fraud Squad Fine Council Tax Benefit Cheat - £1830 to Repay + Fines & Costs
Councillor Richard Wenham, Executive Member for Corporate Resources, said: “Although Mrs Butler acknowledges that what she did was wrong, the fact is that by failing to declare her husband’s work, she was illegally claiming council tax support.
“Any fraud takes away money from others who genuinely need it, which is why we will always take action if we suspect any wrongdoing.”
Anyone who suspects that someone is fraudulently claiming benefits can call the council’s confidential 24-hour fraud hotline on 0300 300 5557.
Any residents who want information about paying their council tax or to find out whether they are eligible for council tax benefit can call the Money and Benefits Helpline on 0300 300 8306.