Friday, 8 November 2013

Secretive Benefit Cheat Kept Assets Under Wraps

A benefit cheat, accused of keeping his property ownership and bulging bank accounts a secret during a £22,000 fraud, has been sentenced.

Narinder Dosanjh, 52, of Florence Road, Sandwell, West Midlands received housing benefit and council tax benefit from the London Borough of Southwark.

At Woolwich Crown Court he received a nine month prison sentence, suspended for fifteen months, was ordered to perform 240 hours community service work and pay £3,000 costs.

He was originally charged with multiple counts of dishonestly making a false statement to obtain benefits on dates between December 1, 2008 and February 27, 2012.

The charges involved failing to disclose his ownership of a property in Rosefield Road, Smethwick and a balance in his Yorkshire Building Society account that reached £49,198 and a Barclays Bank account that totalled £6,982.

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