Ex Bolsover woman admits benefit fraud

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A former Bolsover woman, has been handed a Community Order requiring her to comply with a curfew order for claiming benefits she was not entitled to.

A joint investigation by Bolsover District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) uncovered that Lydia Handley, had falsely claimed Income Support, Housing Benefit and Council Tax benefit totalling £16,268 as a lone parent between 27th August 2011 and 24th May 2013, when in fact her partner and father of her child, who had been in employment, had been living with her at the addresses. 

The curfew order applies between 7pm and 7am until 20th May 2014

 

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