Community work order
5:10pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
A MAN from Swindon has been sentenced to a 12 month community work order.
Richard Stokes, 33, of Ferndale Road, was sentenced for failing to tell both Wiltshire Council and the Department for Work and Pensions that he was in receipt of a private pension, and had undertaken work for Anthony Ward Thomas whilst living at his former address in Royal Wootton Bassett.
The loss to public funds was: housing benefit overpayment £5179.79; council tax benefit £789.31; income support £6494.80. These benefit overpayments are recoverable from Mr Stokes.