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25 Aug 2015

Gravesham reveals local fraud totals

Fraud investigators have revealed cheats falsely claimed £700,000 worth of housing and council tax benefits in Gravesham last year. (h/t Dave)

Gravesham Borough Council has identified £535,136 was wrongly claimed in housing benefits while council tax fraud totalled £173,390.

The money was uncovered after 636 investigations into fraudsters with more than a thousand allegations made in the borough last year.

Inquiries led to the recovery of 10 council properties and 13 convictions for benefit fraud offences. Fifteen cautions were issued for minor offences.

This is not much from 636 investigations, though!

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