Benefit cheat in court.A BENEFITS has been stripped of his allowances and ordered to pay back pounds 2,480.
Philip Pulford, 58, of Thorneycroft Street, Birkenhead, admitted making seven fraudulent benefit claims in court.
He had also claimed housing benefit, saying he had limited income and no savings.
The court heard that in January last year, information from the Housing Benefit Matching Services (HBMS HBMS Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting (Manitoba, Canada) ) indicated Pulford's wife was in employment throughout his claim.
He had also failed to declare a relevant bank account. Pulford was sentenced to a three-month nightime curfew curfew [O.Fr.,=cover fire], originally a signal, such as the ringing of a bell, to damp the fire, extinguish all lights in the dwelling, and retire for the night. The custom originated as a precaution against fires and was common throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. order.
He was ordered to pay back the amount he dishonestly received and pounds 100 court costs court costs n. fees for expenses that the courts pass on to attorneys, who then pass them on to their clients or, in some kinds of cases, to the losing party. .
Malcolm Flanagan, Wirral council's assistant director of finance, said: "Benefit fraud costs Wirral people dearly."