Benefit cheat punished after failing to declare work

15:38 09 January 2013

Money

Money

Archant

A FRAUDSTER who claimed he was unable able to work due to ill health while pocketing more than £5,000 in benefits was caught working as a steward.

Investigators found Craig Tulloch was working at the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) club in St Neots even though he had made claims for housing benefit and income support due to illness.

He did not report the work to Huntingdonshire District Council or the Department for Work and Pensions and lived in premises provided for the club steward, despite being registered as living in Beaver Close, Eaton Socon between 2009 and 2011.

The 49-year-old, now of Rose Green, Eaton Socon, pleaded guilty to fraud was given a six-month community order for the offence between January and June 2011.

He was also ordered to undergo a curfew and be monitored by an electronic tag for six months, starting on January 8, as well as pay £200 towards HDC’s legal costs.

Tulloch was deemed unsuitable for unpaid work due to health problems.

Magistrates in Huntingdon heard he had made strenuous efforts to repay the money claimed and had admitted the fraud when interviewed by investigation officers.

INFORMATION: Contact Huntingdonshire District Council’s fraud hotline on 01480 388188, or e-mail fraud.team@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

0 comments

More news stories

Police were called to St Neots at lunchtime today (Monday) after reports of a man with a machete in Naseby Gardens.

13:02
Police arrest a man in connection with robbery in a St Neots bank

Officers investigating an armed robbery at NatWest Bank, in St Neots, in December have made an arrest.

ProEdge Westwood Road - the home of St Ives Town FC.

St Ives Town Football Club have lodged an appeal against the district council’s refusal to grant permission to redevelop their Westwood Road ground, calling the decision “ill-founded”.

11:14
Farcet man, Imtiaz Baig, jailed for 16 years after grooming and raping a teenage girl

A Cambridgeshire man who groomed a teenager via Facebook and then raped her in a hotel room has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition