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26 Feb 2015

Light sentences for Bromley benefit thieves

Three people will have to pay tens of thousands of pounds back to Bromley Council after being caught committing benefit fraud.

Jibike Adelagun, Roger Byrne and Lindsey Thorpe will have to repay all the money they falsely claimed.

Adelagun, 49, defrauded the council out of £22,630 in housing and council tax benefit between August 2011 and June 2014 by not declaring that she had three jobs. She was also ordered to do 170 hours’ unpaid community work and pay £575 costs.

Byrne, 62, did not declare that he was a company director and receiving a pension, thereby defrauding the council out of £2,908 in housing benefit from December 2012 to February last year. He was also fined £145 and ordered to pay £575 in costs and a victim surcharge of £20.

Thorpe, 36, defrauded the council out of £20,166 in housing and council tax benefit from April 2011 to June last year, after not declaring various sources of income and a salary increase. She was ordered to do 80 hours’ unpaid community work and pay £575 costs.

All three admitted fraud at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.

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