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Ex Lib Dem Cllr convicted of benefit fraud

June 13, 2014

Today the Surrey Comet website carries the story of the conviction of a former Lib Dem councillor for Canbury ward for claiming social security benefits to which he wasn’t entitled.

The report states that ‘(his offences) include failing to declare £18,000 in Premium Bonds, 123 shares in a Barclays premium account and rental income from a lodger.

He also failed to notify the council he was receiving councillor’s allowance after being elected in May 2010.

He has since repaid the council in full. ‘

Did the Lib Dem Council really run on the principle that ‘the right hand knoweth not what the left hand doeth’? Why did no-one at RBK notice that this recipient of benefits from them was also being paid BY them and somehow concealing the fact FROM them?

You really couldn’t make it up!

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