Wigan man admits £14,500 benefit fiddle

A Wigan man has finally confessed to a £14,500 benefit fiddle.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 10:48 am

John Hamilton had previously appeared before both borough magistrates and a Bolton Crown Court judge to deny two counts of fraud, its having been alleged that the 62-year-old of Crompton House, Scholes, that in November 2015 he failed to make a true account of his mental and physical health, intending to make a gain for himself.

The second charge alleged that he dishonestly failed to disclose to Wigan Council a change in circumstance in that he was being paid as a personal assistant for George Lavery.

But before a trial could take place Hamilton entered a guilty plea and the case was adjourned until June 23 when he will be sentenced.

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