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York benefits fraudster sentenced

York benefits fraudster sentenced

3:23pm 6th January 2010
(Updated 5:10pm 6th January 2010)

A York man who claimed almost £20,000 in benefits that he was not entitled to has been given a 40 week suspended custodial sentence and 100 hours community service.

61 year old Geoffrey Laverack of Spruce Close in York had been claiming Housing and Council Tax Benefit since April 2003 based on his declared low income.

It was discovered that Laverack had an undeclared bank account and that he had been working as a self-employed builder for many years whilst continuing to claim benefits he was not entitled to.

As a result of his fraudulent activity Geoffrey Laverack was overpaid Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Income Support from the DWP, totaling £19,893.28.

He pleaded guilty to all charge.


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