MORE than 100 Silhillians have been caught without a TV licence since the start of the year.
Figures releases by TV Licensing show that 110 people have been rumbled between January and June.
In Birmingham, a whopping 4,380 people were caught out during the same six month period.
Those people who are watching TV, and don’t have a valid licence face prosecution and hefty fines up to £1,000.
Mark Whitehouse, spokesman for TV Licensing, said: “These figures show our continued effectiveness in catching people who watch TV illegally, and therefore penalise the honest majority who do pay.
“While evaders come from all income groups, we understand that in the current economic climate some people may find it difficult to pay their licence fee in one go.”