Retford: Benefits cheat who claimed more than £8,000 illegally gets six-month curfew
Since being assessed in August 2009 and claiming benefits for a period of two and a half years, Smith’s average weekly wage had doubled.
As a result he was overpaid £6,826.28 in housing benefit and £1,364.33 in Council Tax benefit, taking the total overpayment to £8,190.61.
Smith was given a six-month curfew order to remain at his home address between 7pm and 4.30am, seven days a week.
He was also ordered to pay £360 costs and repay the overpayments in full.