We have an alarming number of cases just like this where the money is falsely claimed which leaves no alternative for the Government other than to pass the burden onto the hard working tax payers
(PRWEB UK) 15 November 2012
Single mother of three, Andrea Balkeburn, has been jailed for two years and four months after seven years of fraudulently claiming Taxpayers’ money in benefits. The 46 year old repeatedly told officials that she lived alone with her children when she was, in fact, living with her partner Ronald Thomas.
Blakeburn admitted ten charges of making false claims and two counts of failing to notify a change in her circumstances. James Fenny, who was defending, argued that Andrea Blakeburn had used the money to feed and clothe her children and had not lived an extravagant lifestyle. However, Judge Simon Bourne-Arton, QC told her “The message has got to come from this court that whatever the mitigation, people who carry out benefit fraud to this extent will go to prison”.
The detectives at Private Detective Bristol are often asked to investigate individuals who are suspected of fraudulent behaviour including possible benefits fraud. Surveillance sessions can be carried out to prove cohabitation or if they are working whilst claiming.
A spokesperson from Private Detective Bristol said:
“People claiming for benefits they are not entitled to is unfair on the taxpayers. Many taxpayers struggle to make ends meet and people who abuse the system make tax more expensive for others. We have an alarming number of cases just like this where the money is falsely claimed which leaves no alternative for the Government other than to pass the burden onto the hard working tax payers”.
Private Detective Bristol along with their sister company Investigators UK are a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct corporate, matrimonial and private investigations.