Redruth man's £1,035 benefit fraud

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A man from Redruth has received an 18 month conditional discharge for housing benefit and council tax benefit fraud totalling £1,035.19.

Carl Thomas, 44, of Murdoch Close, Redruth pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates Court on Friday, April 26, to two counts of benefit fraud, of failing to promptly report that he was in receipt of increased earnings.

Mr Thomas was also ordered to pay £200 contribution towards the council’s investigation and legal costs.

The overpaid benefits are being recovered from Mr Thomas by Cornwall Council separately from this Court action.

Cornwall Council operates a confidential fraud hotline on freephone 0800 7316125.

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7:16am Thu 2 May 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

That is four reported cases of relatively local benefit fraud in one weeks Packet alone.
That is four reported cases of relatively local benefit fraud in one weeks Packet alone. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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12:36pm Thu 2 May 13

guest01 says...

Yes, and yet it's still not a statistical issue to be concerned about relative to the number of claimants.
Yes, and yet it's still not a statistical issue to be concerned about relative to the number of claimants. guest01
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12:59pm Thu 2 May 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I personally am not interested in national statistics, I am only interested in any money Cornwall Council may lose due to benefit fraud and/or the associated court cases.
I personally am not interested in national statistics, I am only interested in any money Cornwall Council may lose due to benefit fraud and/or the associated court cases. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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3:52pm Thu 2 May 13

meerkats says...

Hardly a week goes by without at least one case of benefit fraud.I am glad that people are being caught as it is wrong, but wish they wouldnt do it in the first place ,As Gill has already said its the money that CC and the costs of the court case that is of concern.
Hardly a week goes by without at least one case of benefit fraud.I am glad that people are being caught as it is wrong, but wish they wouldnt do it in the first place ,As Gill has already said its the money that CC and the costs of the court case that is of concern. meerkats
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