Housing benefit cheat jailed

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Legal, Local Government

A man who fraudulently claimed £12,500 in housing benefit by using fake tenancy documents has been jailed for 12 months. Isaac Mubanga Kaunda, 30, had welfare payments made directly to his bank account for a property which he didn't actually live in. The crook's ruse lasted for 15 months, during which he claimed he lived at Derwent Court, Eleanor Close, Southwark. The fraud was exposed after the council wrote to the private landlord of Derwent Close to verify details about Kaunda’s be...

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