£20k benefit cheat prosecuted

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

A woman has been prosecuted for fraudulently claiming nearly £20,000 in housing and council tax benefit and Jobseeker's Allowance. Nastaha Windiate, 24, had been claiming the benefits as a single person since November 2008. As a result of a joint investigation with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), investigators from Worcester City Council found that Windiate had failed to declare that she was living together with her partner, Adam Windiate, at the same address. Adam Windiate was working wh...

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