Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Official at benefit cheats prosecution agency avoids jail for fraud

AN OFFICIAL at the agency which prosecutes benefit cheats has avoided a jail sentence for paying more than £12,000 of public money into his own bank account.

Trusted worker Mark Goldsmith-White defrauded the Department for Work and Pensions by issuing false payments in the name of previous claimants, a court heard.

He was given a 24-week jail term suspended for two years and must complete 240 hours of unpaid work. Costs of £100 must also be paid.

My comment: Another example of how public official avoid jail when others would have been jailed.

Read the full story from the source This is Plymouth

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