Huntingdon woman told to pay more than £1,600 after four years of Council Tax fraud

PUBLISHED: 13:54 14 April 2014 | UPDATED: 14:47 14 April 2014

Huntingdon woman fined for Council Tax fraud

Huntingdon woman fined for Council Tax fraud

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A Huntingdon woman has been ordered to pay more than £1,600 after fraudulent Council Tax claims spanning four years.

Helen Mckillop, of Surrey Road, failed to inform Huntingdonshire District Council that her partner lived with her as she claimed a 25 per cent Council Tax discount for living alone between September 2009 and September 2013.

An investigation by HDC’s fraud team showed Mckillop, 47, had received more than £800 in reductions.

On April 2 at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court, Mckillop admitted fraud and was ordered to repay £827, as well as being fined £500 and told to pay £300 to the council.

INFORMATION: Report fraud on the council’s confidential ‘fraud hotline’ on 01480 388188, through www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk or e-mail benefitfraud@huntingdonshire.gcsx.gov.uk.

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