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Benefit Fraud

Requested on
Fri 11th January, 2013
Reference
FOI 2596
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1) Number of officers involved in benefit fraud investigation in each of the last three years. If you can quantify the administrative staff that support the work, please quantify this separately.
2) Number of prosecutions against individuals believed to have committed benefit fraud in each of the last three years.
3) The value of fraud prosecuted in each of the last three years

Answer

) Number of officers involved in benefit fraud investigation in each of the last three years. If you can quantify the administrative staff that support the work, please quantify this separately.  2 fulltime investigators

2) Number of prosecutions against individuals believed to have committed benefit fraud in each of the last three years.
2009/2010 13 prosecutions – value of o/p £57872.31 (total fraud o/p that year £124k)
2010/2011 13 Prosecutions – value of o/p £46262.71 (total fraud o/p £60k)
2011/12     8 Prosecutions – value of o/p £44041.28 (total fraud o/p £97k )
 
3) The value of fraud prosecuted in each of the last three years - included above

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