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Benefit Fraud Costs Each York Family £80 A Year

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11:17am 6th November 2013

More than £20,000 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 have 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. You can find out how to report a suspected benefit cheat online.

If you have any suspicions you can email City of York Council at:or you can call them on (01904) 552935

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