24 Mar 2020

Council tax claimant hid cash

A benefit cheat has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after hiding nearly £20,000 in cash from the council.

Sukru Manga, from Orford, failed to disclose three bank accounts and £18,363 in capital to Warrington Borough Council while claiming council tax concessions over a five-year period between 2013 and 2018.

The 46-year-old admitted three counts of fraud at Warrington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, March 11.

He was told to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £375 court costs plus an £85 victim surcharge.


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