It is a very tempting crime and in the case of Norman Lawson, family and money problems were the temptation for him to fraudulently claim benefits
(PRWEB UK) 9 April 2013
According to the BBC News report Norman Lawson, a painter and decorator has been jailed for six months for falsely receiving incapacity benefit and disability living allowance while working for more than six years. The total amount claimed was more than £14,000 when he failed to inform benefit bosses that he had recovered from an injury and was working again.
The report goes on to say that Sheriff Tom Hughes jailed Lawson for six months (case number SCS2011-155670) at Dundee Sheriff Court after he pleaded guilty to two charges under the Social Security Administration Act.
Sheriff Hughes said: “I am taking into account what has been said on your behalf and I’m aware of the fact there are very clear guidelines and in your case a custodial sentence is inevitable”
Private detectives, Leeds Private Detectives have been carrying out investigations into benefits fraudsters for many years with a high success rate. Once the local authority has received a tip off regarding a suspected fraudster Leeds Private Detectives can investigate the claim. They do this by carrying out covert surveillance to both confirm the suspicions are true or false and provide evidence to support the findings.
Spokeswoman from Leeds Private Detectives, Ashlea Peters said: “In my professional opinion benefit fraudsters know exactly what they are doing when they conveniently forget to inform the Department of Work and Pensions of any changes in circumstances. It is a very tempting crime and in the case of Norman Lawson, family and money problems were the temptation for him to fraudulently claim benefits.”
Leeds Private Detectives along with their sister private detectives company Bristol Private Detective is 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 matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.