£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

More news stories

07:39
Hairdressing student Daisy Taylor

Hair and beauty students raised more than £200 for charity by providing treatments in return for a donation.

Yesterday, 12:00
Celia 6 and Chloe 5 with their models

A Welwyn Garden City primary school spent a day going back in time to learn about history.

Yesterday, 07:34
Yolanda Rugg visited Sir Frederic Osborn School in WGC

Welwyn Garden City pupils were given a lesson in business thanks to a visitor from Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

Yesterday, 07:00
Katie Rose with her daughter Poppy

A Potters Bar woman wore a pink, curly wig for a week to raise money for a family friend’s daughter.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition