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Gawber Man Admits To Fraud

Monday April 8 2013

Gawber man admits to fraud Gawber man admits to fraud

A MAN claimed £18,623 in benefits while having more than £53,000 in three bank accounts, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

David Joseph Harrison, 45, of Gawber, had inherited the money following his father's death, said Waseem Raja, prosecuting.

He said Harrison failed to tell the Department of Work and Pensions he had come into some money.

"Mr Harrison claimed housing and council tax benefits and in 2010 declared he had no savings," said Mr Raja.

"He had three Halifax bank accounts which had received three substantial deposits amounting to more than £53,000."

Harrison - who admitted five charges of fraud by false representation - was sent to Sheffield Crown Court for sentencing on April 23. He was granted unconditional bail.

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Reply Posted by janet on Monday April 8 2013 at 13:47
thanks tosser, its folks like you that get the real needy folks a bad name

Reply Posted by Kelly on Friday April 12 2013 at 20:09
WAB or any other news organisation, any tips on what to do if you KNOW for definate someone is claiming DWP benefits fraudulently ? Please send me a private msg on fb if you want details. Save the benefits for those in genuine need in my opinion x

Reply Posted by Sandra on Friday April 12 2013 at 20:15
Make him pay back every penny and then a fine. He his nothing but a thief stealing off all the tax payers.

Reply Posted by Kelly on Friday April 12 2013 at 20:17
ComPlete questionnaire on the dwp website. Giving description, details of person and place of work etc

Reply Posted by adrian on Friday April 12 2013 at 20:43
there's no real deterrent for greedy scum like him..he wil be thrown off housing benefit then re-claim in a few months time saying he gave the money to family as a gift..then he claims again he wil pay it back at £18 weekly..I know cos I deal with thieves like him in my council job..not Barnsley