£20,000 Taken Back From Benefit Cheats in York
10:44am 7th November 2013
More than £20,000 pounds has been taken back from benefit cheats in York since April.
The anti-fraud team at the city council have been updating us on their work in tackling benefit cheats.
More than 400 free bus passes and 55 blue badges have been cancelled after it was found the owner had died.
There've been 305 complaints about possible housing benefit cheats which has led to four people being punished since April.
Benefit fraud costs each York family £80 a year.
If you suspect someone of benefit fraud you can contact the city council by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01904 552935.
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