Benefits Investigation Section
During 2010/2011 the Benefits Investigation Section investigated 114 cases. Of these 31 were determined as fraudulent. As a result of these investigations:-
- 15 people accepted Formal Cautions
- 4 people accepted an Administrative Penalty
- 19 people were prosecuted and all of these resulted in a guilty verdict
The Council is taking action to recover ALL overpaid benefit and for every prosecution the Council provide a press release giving details of the case.