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Woman prosecuted for council tax fraud

Tuesday June 21 2016


Barnsley Council Barnsley Council


BARNSLEY Council has prosecuted a local woman for council tax fraud.

Jill Lawson from Wilson Street, Wombwell, pleaded guilty at Barnsley Magistrates Court to committing fraud for falsely claiming a single person council tax discount of £1,676.24 - even though she was living with her partner.

Lawson was given a conditional discharge for 12 months, and ordered her to pay a contribution of £150 towards prosecution costs.

Cabinet spokesman for Corporate Services, Coun Robin Franklin, said: “Barnsley Council is committed to minimising, identifying and dealing with instances of theft, fraud and irregularity.

"Council tax fraud deprives the council of funding used to support the whole community and this case demonstrates the council will not tolerate this type of abuse and will pursue prosecutions where appropriate.”

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Reply Posted by Val venomous on Tuesday June 21 2016 at 18:38
Wow! Soft punishment.
Dirty little scrote

Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday June 21 2016 at 19:20
pity courts don't do MP for defrauding Ho forgot 1 law for 1 and one for others

Reply Posted by John on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 12:58
Erm, they did prosecute MPs for fraud. Eric Illsley went to prison for it as one example. You don't know what you're talking about.

Reply Posted by Fred on Tuesday June 21 2016 at 20:56
Anon, typical view of muppets like you, ask Eric Isley if it's one rule for the public and one for politician..... I think not !

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 08:45
What about rest of MPS

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Thursday June 23 2016 at 08:52
They abide by a different set of rules !. A good thrashing with the birch would be good , i will volunteer to administer the punishment.

Reply Posted by Davieboy on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 11:23
Asked to pay a contribution of £150 towards prosecution cost, why not pay ALL the cost, oh by the way, will she pay £1676.24 back to BMBC.
Let off very lightly.

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 14:04
Name them all then big head john you don't know owt

Reply Posted by John on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 17:56
David Chaytor, Jim Devine, Eric Illsley, Denis MacShane, Margaret Moran, Elliot Morley, Lord Taylor, Lord Hanningfield. Excuse me if a missed a few.

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 18:19
I take it back john well done I didn't know that many had been done sorry

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Thursday June 23 2016 at 08:50
at least you have the grace to apologise

Reply Posted by Ada on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 19:19
Let off???!!! And there's us daft sods have to pay £20 to have bloody dustbin delivered!! How many could they deliver if Miss Let Off Very Lightly paid up??!! It's a disgrace.

Reply Posted by Shelly on Wednesday June 22 2016 at 21:22
Just gone through mps expenses john lost count how many claimed disgrace on them all

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Thursday June 23 2016 at 08:49
Thieving by any other name . dob em all in i say .

Reply Posted by Aunt Hilda on Saturday June 25 2016 at 22:40
"Don em all". Lol