Fraudster admits conning benefits

A FRAUDSTER admitted falsely claiming almost £8,000 in benefits.

Kasih Edwards, 44, of Little Searles, Pitsea, had failed to declare her
husband’s pension and large amounts of capital.

She pleaded guilty to two charges of dishonestly failing to notify a change in circumstances for housing and council tax benefit.

She also pleaded guilty to a third charge of making a false statement or representation.

Mrs Edwards was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay costs of £1,481.

She will also have to pay back housing benefit payments totalling £6,009 and council tax benefit overpayments of £1,535.

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12:36pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

good - just make sure she does actually cough the lot up
good - just make sure she does actually cough the lot up Eric Whim
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3:32pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

Get her out clearing Canvey lake with the other community punishment orders...........
Get her out clearing Canvey lake with the other community punishment orders........... Carnabackable
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3:34pm Wed 19 Dec 12

WhateverS says...

Wow a sentence that fits the crime!
Wow a sentence that fits the crime! WhateverS
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3:39pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Trainman says...

My wife and I have been honest all the way along, yet still receiving a pittance, AND paying full rent and Council tax, because we have a few bob put aside, which, we were going to use for a one-off holiday, but now using to survive, UNTIL DWP can get their act together.

Huh! Some hope of that happening before 2112, let alone 2013.
My wife and I have been honest all the way along, yet still receiving a pittance, AND paying full rent and Council tax, because we have a few bob put aside, which, we were going to use for a one-off holiday, but now using to survive, UNTIL DWP can get their act together. Huh! Some hope of that happening before 2112, let alone 2013. Trainman
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3:47pm Wed 19 Dec 12

I-say-you-say says...

Fantastic! Finally someone getting what they deserve and having to pay back the money!

This should be done for all fraudsters that get caught because then the honest people can get the extra help they deserve rather than it being piled into those who don't need it!
Fantastic! Finally someone getting what they deserve and having to pay back the money! This should be done for all fraudsters that get caught because then the honest people can get the extra help they deserve rather than it being piled into those who don't need it! I-say-you-say
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