Entries by Hiran Panchal

Landlord avoids jail after man’s 40% burns in fire horror

A landlord has escaped jail after failing to have proper fire safety precautions after a man suffered life-threatening 40 per cent burns when he was trapped in his room. Warwick Crown Court heard that the victim, suffered after another resident deliberately started a fire in a Coventry multiple occupancy house. Simon Fox (55) of Common […]

Woman jailed for nine months for £80,000 benefit fraud

A woman from Truro has been jailed for benefits fraud after claiming that she was single while living with her husband. Helen Salunga, 47, pleaded guilty to four counts of defrauding the Department for Work and Pensions, Cornwall Council and HM Revenue and Customs. Truro Crown Court heard that Salunga fraudulently claimed £80,506.48 in total. […]

Man aged 80, admits 10 year benefit fraud

An 80-year-old man has received a six-month suspended prison sentence for a £19,000 ten-year benefit fraud. However, upon further investigation about his pension credit claims, benefit officers discovered he and his wife had not claimed all the social security they were entitled to. As a result they increased their benefits. York magistrates heard that James […]