4 May 2018

Pensioner admits old benefit fraud offences

A pensioner who admitted receiving over £16,000 in benefits to which he was not entitled is to be sentenced at Mold Crown Court.

Terence Rhodes, 69, from Prestatyn, who appeared at Llandudno magistrates’ court, pleaded guilty to nine charges of obtaining council tax benefit by fraud, having failed to disclose that he was receiving a pension.

The offences occurred between 1999 and 2008. He also admitted one offence of claiming pension credit to which he was not entitled.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson told the court that North Wales Police were conducting a Proceeds of Crime investigation into Rhodes’ affairs.

Rhodes was bailed to appear in Crown Court on May 24, and the magistrates ordered a pre-sentence report.


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