Wigan woman fiddled benefits

A woman who failed to notify the DWP that her circumstances had changed and thus got more carers’ allowance than she was entitled to has been handed a community order.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019, 10:48 am
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Dawn Baldwin, 51, of Norwood Avenue, Ashton, appeared before Wigan magistrates to admit one charge of benefit fraud.

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She was ordered to carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work and pay costs and a surcharge totalling £170.