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Benefit cheat ordered to carry out community service

A BENEFIT cheat from Hampton-in-Arden wrongly claimed over £16,000 of tax payer’s money.

A BENEFIT cheat from Hampton-in-Arden wrongly claimed over £16,000 of tax payer’s money.

Nicholas Johnson, of Meriden Road, admitted dishonestly failing to declare a change in his circumstances for housing benefit and council tax benefit purposes, at Solihull Magistrates last Wednesday (May 23).

The 36 year-old was given a community order for 12 months and ordered to do 60 hours’ of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to cover Solihull Council’s prosecution costs of £480 which he offered to pay in full on the day of the hearing.

 

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