9 Mar 2017

Didcot woman in £13k benefit fraud

A woman from Didcot has been sentenced to carry out 100 hours of work after pleading guilty to gaining £13,000 through benefit fraud.

Kyleigh Fisher, 31, appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court on Friday, March 3 and admitted two charges relating to claims for housing benefit and council tax reduction.

Magistrates heard that she had failed to notify South Oxfordshire District Council that her partner had begun work.

As a result, between March 2014 and June 2016 she wrongly received a total of £10,750 in housing benefit and £2,322 in council tax reductions.

As well as being ordered to carry out unpaid work Ms Fisher was also fined £200 and ordered to pay £185 in costs and victim surcharges.


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