A £1.124 million suspected organised fraud scam, the biggest ever in Redbridge, is being stamped out by Redbridge Council.
There have been 13 arrests made today (Tuesday 19 May) in connection with this enquiry. As a result of the investigation, it is expected that thousands of pounds in Housing Benefit will be saved each week.
The Council’s Benefit Fraud Investigation team’s initial findings indicate that a large number of Italian citizens may be declaring false employment details in order to claim Housing Benefit. European Economic Area (EEA) nationals must be in genuine work to claim Housing Benefit.
After close work with the Met Police Financial Investigation Unit, the Council has established that the declared employers might not be legitimately trading and therefore the employment could not be genuine.
The Council will vigorously pursue the recovery of any overpaid benefits that have been given as a result of ...
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An investigation carried out by North Yorkshire County Council, with the support of North Yorkshire Police, has uncovered and successfully prosecuted a serious case of social care fraud which cheated the public purse of more than £48,000.
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