£20,000 benefit fraudster jailed

06:20 22 March 2012

Archant

A WOMAN has been jailed for benefit fraud, after claiming more than £20,000 she was not entitled to.

Julia Ann Conisbee of Potters Bar was found guilty of dishonestly making a false representation when she appeared before magistrates in Watford.

She was also convicted of two charges of dishonestly failing to promptly notify the authorities of a change in circumstances, namely that she and Ian Green were living together as husband and wife.

The 56-year-old made false claims in applications for income support, Employment Support Allowance, and housing and council tax benefits between 2008 and 2010. The total amount she fraudulently claimed was £20,671.92.

Conisbee, of Kimptons Mead, was jailed for 20 weeks on Wednesday, when she appeared at St Albans Crown Court for sentencing.

The investigation was carried out by Hertsmere Borough Council and the Department for Work and Pensions.

0 comments

Police car

Two teens, a man and a girl, were arrested on Thursday after damage was caused to a police car.

16:29
Marcus McGuinness, head chef at the Auberge du Lac restaurant

The head chef of one of Times Territory’s best restaurants has revealed some of his Christmas secrets to Welwyn Hatfield Times readers.

Yesterday, 08:51
John Lewis Welwyn Garden City at Christmas

There are just four shopping days left to Christmas. Here are the opening hours for major stores and supermarket chains in Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, over the 2014 Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Yesterday, 08:48
Do you recognise any of Hertfordshire's Most Wanted?

Recognise any of the new faces pictured in our police Hertfordshire Most Wanted gallery?

Most read stories

E-edition