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Maldon: Action taken against £310,000 benefit fraudsters
3:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Local News
Action has been taken against 162 fraudsters in the last 14 months who wrongly claimed more than £310,000 in housing and council tax benefits.
Between April and June year this alone, Maldon District Council caught 53 who had been overpaid £93,119, of which £74,119 was for council tax benefit.
And between April 2012 and March this year, £170,368 was wrongly claimed in council tax benefit and £46,604 was overpaid in housing benefit.
The largest single overpayment so far this year is £22,000 and the largest for 2012/13 was £31,000.
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