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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.