Boslover District Council has vowed to continue its fight against benefit cheats after a third person was prosecuted in as many weeks.
The council said it is ‘committed’ to clamping down following the latest successful prosecution in which a former South Normanton man failed to declare employment whilst claiming Jobseekers Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.
Martin Pettifer (49), formerly of Alfred Street, admitted claiming more than £3,300 in benefits.
He was given a conditional discharge, ordered to pay £100 costs and repay the amounts he wrongly claimed.
The conviction followed a joint investigation by the council and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Bolsover District Council’s cabinet member for customer services, Coun Rose Bowler said: “We are committed to catching people who commit benefit fraud and bringing them before the courts.”