25 Jun 2017

Woman admits almost £24k benefit fraud

A Keighley woman will be sentenced at crown court after admitting benefit fraud of almost £24,000.

Angela Dixon, 41, appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court, where she admitted eight counts of dishonestly making a false statement to obtain a benefit or allowance.

Dixon failed to give full and accurate details of her capital to Craven District Council and to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) between October, 2010, and September, 2014.

She received overpayment of £23,931 in Employment Support Allowance, Housing and Council Tax benefit and Jobseekers Allowance.

Keith Blackwell, in mitigation, said Dixon had already repaid Craven Council the full amount of £13,931, and had been repaying the DWP on a monthly basis since early last year.

She will be sentenced at Bradford Crown Court on July 21.


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