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Showing 1 - 10 of 31 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

DWP worker jailed for fraudulent Universal Credit claims

A man who worked for the Department of Work and Pensions has been jailed for stealing £12,000 in Universal Credit payments.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman who faked cancer to fund dream wedding jailed

A woman who claimed to have terminal cancer and let her friends raise thousands of pounds for her to have a dream wedding has been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Wealthy family who owned houses and drove luxury cars convicted of benefit fraud

A wealthy family who owned numerous properties and drove luxury cars have been sentenced for fraudulently claiming almost £52,000 in benefits.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Convicted benefits fraud sentenced for failing to declare a £74,000 gambling win

A convicted benefit fraud has been sentenced for continuing to claim Universal Credit, despite a £74,000 gambling win.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man sentenced for claiming benefits for incapacity while joining anti-fracking protests

A man who was taking part in anti-fracking demonstrations while claiming benefits on the basis that he couldn’t travel without overwhelming psychological distress has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for fake DNA test to deny parentage of two sons

A man has been jailed for faking a DNA test so that he could deny being the father of his two sons to the Child Maintenance Service.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman sentenced for fraudulently claiming benefits for relatives

A woman who fraudulently claimed almost £95,000 in benefits for three of her relatives has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Former probation officer sentenced for benefit fraud

A former probation officer has been sentenced for benefit fraud.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Chilean men jailed for "tourism burglaries" in Cheshire

Two men from Chile who travelled to England to burgle luxury homes in affluent areas of Cheshire have been sentenced to a combined total of seven years' imprisonment.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Cheat jailed for fraudulently claiming more than £1 million in benefits

A benefit cheat who used two identities to fraudulently claim more than £1 million in benefits has been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

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