Benefit fraudsters from Epsom plead guilty

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Two benefit fraudsters from Epsom who wrongly claimed thousands of pounds in benefits have pleaded guilty in court.

Joseph Ewing, of Sherwood Way, has been fined a total of £300 for two counts of benefit fraud at South East Surrey Magistrates’ Court in Redhill.

Ewing failed to notify Epsom Council and the Jobcentre of a redundancy payment in 2012 and did not declare capital held in an ISA.

He fraudulently received more than £2,700 in benefits between November 2012 and May 2013.

Ewing, who has paid back a majority of the money, was ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge during sentencing on Monday, January 6.

Sylwia Wozniak, of Cavendish Walk, Epsom, has pleaded guilty to two counts of benefit fraud after claiming benefit based on her status as living alone while actually living with a partner.

She fraudulently received more than £19,500 in benefits between May 2009 and July 2012.

Wozniak failed to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates’ Court on December 4 and she was arrested before appearing on Friday, January 3.

She will be sentenced on January 24.

 

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