£17,000 benefit cheat fined

A MAN admitted conning more than £17,000 in benefits.

Terry Rogers, 30, of Pomfret Mead, Basildon was given a 10-month jail term, suspended for a year, after conning the cash from Basildon Council over a nearly six year period.

*Full story in Friday's Echo

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10:00am Thu 11 Oct 12

EthanEdwards says...

Should have been fined over £34,000 The taxpayer gets nothing from this. He'll probably be give a hundred years to repay at tuppence a month from his benefots.
Should have been fined over £34,000 The taxpayer gets nothing from this. He'll probably be give a hundred years to repay at tuppence a month from his benefots. EthanEdwards

12:34pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

EthanEdwards wrote:
Should have been fined over £34,000 The taxpayer gets nothing from this. He'll probably be give a hundred years to repay at tuppence a month from his benefots.
And you know the full story do you?
[quote][p][bold]EthanEdwards[/bold] wrote: Should have been fined over £34,000 The taxpayer gets nothing from this. He'll probably be give a hundred years to repay at tuppence a month from his benefots.[/p][/quote]And you know the full story do you? Olivia2847

1:02pm Thu 11 Oct 12

exBillericayDicky says...

First thing that should be done is make him pay back all that has been conned. Then add court expenses. And no off er of clemancy if he can't, he'll have to sell off what he has to pay it back.
First thing that should be done is make him pay back all that has been conned. Then add court expenses. And no off er of clemancy if he can't, he'll have to sell off what he has to pay it back. exBillericayDicky

1:17pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

he's only practicing for when he gets elevated to The House Of Lords
he's only practicing for when he gets elevated to The House Of Lords Eric Whim

1:27pm Thu 11 Oct 12

naffeville says...

5k fine, repay 17k + court costs. Confiscate his belongings, if not enough, send him to labour camp to build roads at 2 pounds per hour until its paid off
5k fine, repay 17k + court costs. Confiscate his belongings, if not enough, send him to labour camp to build roads at 2 pounds per hour until its paid off naffeville

1:43pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Rich+Carol says...

It depends on the facts of the case. Its about £58 a week he was getting help with housing benefits. There was a family of Nigearians who had 7 council houses claiming in different names in each house and was subletting. They claimed for the kids they didnt have and recieved £288,000 of benifits. The Judge at Crown Mr George Muntango not sure on his name spelling . He gave them a suspended sentence and made an order to stop £20 a week from their benefits. Come on where is justice.
It depends on the facts of the case. Its about £58 a week he was getting help with housing benefits. There was a family of Nigearians who had 7 council houses claiming in different names in each house and was subletting. They claimed for the kids they didnt have and recieved £288,000 of benifits. The Judge at Crown Mr George Muntango not sure on his name spelling . He gave them a suspended sentence and made an order to stop £20 a week from their benefits. Come on where is justice. Rich+Carol

2:45pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

I assume you all have the facts to hand?
I assume you all have the facts to hand? Olivia2847

2:49pm Thu 11 Oct 12

perini says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
I assume you all have the facts to hand?
So you do then? I would have thought it's black and white - he admitted CONNING benefit from the tax payer. What's there to know? - Only how he's going to pay at least that amount back!
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I assume you all have the facts to hand?[/p][/quote]So you do then? I would have thought it's black and white - he admitted CONNING benefit from the tax payer. What's there to know? - Only how he's going to pay at least that amount back! perini

4:02pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Nebs says...

If you have no money, no assets, and no criminal record, then it seems to me that the best option for you is to lie, cheat, con, and thieve. In the unlikely event that you are caught, for a first offence you will almost certainly get let off with a minimal fine or simply be told not to do it again. I'm just surprised nobody runs courses teaching people how to cheat the system.
If you have no money, no assets, and no criminal record, then it seems to me that the best option for you is to lie, cheat, con, and thieve. In the unlikely event that you are caught, for a first offence you will almost certainly get let off with a minimal fine or simply be told not to do it again. I'm just surprised nobody runs courses teaching people how to cheat the system. Nebs

5:59pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

perini wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
I assume you all have the facts to hand?
So you do then? I would have thought it's black and white - he admitted CONNING benefit from the tax payer. What's there to know? - Only how he's going to pay at least that amount back!
Waiting to read all the facts on Friday!
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I assume you all have the facts to hand?[/p][/quote]So you do then? I would have thought it's black and white - he admitted CONNING benefit from the tax payer. What's there to know? - Only how he's going to pay at least that amount back![/p][/quote]Waiting to read all the facts on Friday! Olivia2847

6:36pm Thu 11 Oct 12

maywood says...

Nebs wrote:
If you have no money, no assets, and no criminal record, then it seems to me that the best option for you is to lie, cheat, con, and thieve. In the unlikely event that you are caught, for a first offence you will almost certainly get let off with a minimal fine or simply be told not to do it again. I'm just surprised nobody runs courses teaching people how to cheat the system.
They do.Its called the House of Commons.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: If you have no money, no assets, and no criminal record, then it seems to me that the best option for you is to lie, cheat, con, and thieve. In the unlikely event that you are caught, for a first offence you will almost certainly get let off with a minimal fine or simply be told not to do it again. I'm just surprised nobody runs courses teaching people how to cheat the system.[/p][/quote]They do.Its called the House of Commons. maywood

11:16am Fri 12 Oct 12

EthanEdwards says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
perini wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote: I assume you all have the facts to hand?
So you do then? I would have thought it's black and white - he admitted CONNING benefit from the tax payer. What's there to know? - Only how he's going to pay at least that amount back!
Waiting to read all the facts on Friday!
I assume then (by your comments) Olivia that you quite like being conned by thieves?
If so then please post all your credit card numbers here and I'm sure someone will try to make you even happier.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I assume you all have the facts to hand?[/p][/quote]So you do then? I would have thought it's black and white - he admitted CONNING benefit from the tax payer. What's there to know? - Only how he's going to pay at least that amount back![/p][/quote]Waiting to read all the facts on Friday![/p][/quote]I assume then (by your comments) Olivia that you quite like being conned by thieves? If so then please post all your credit card numbers here and I'm sure someone will try to make you even happier. EthanEdwards

1:09am Sat 13 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

EthanEdwards wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
perini wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote: I assume you all have the facts to hand?
So you do then? I would have thought it's black and white - he admitted CONNING benefit from the tax payer. What's there to know? - Only how he's going to pay at least that amount back!
Waiting to read all the facts on Friday!
I assume then (by your comments) Olivia that you quite like being conned by thieves?
If so then please post all your credit card numbers here and I'm sure someone will try to make you even happier.
Nice to see tha full story appearing on Friday's Echo - not!
[quote][p][bold]EthanEdwards[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: I assume you all have the facts to hand?[/p][/quote]So you do then? I would have thought it's black and white - he admitted CONNING benefit from the tax payer. What's there to know? - Only how he's going to pay at least that amount back![/p][/quote]Waiting to read all the facts on Friday![/p][/quote]I assume then (by your comments) Olivia that you quite like being conned by thieves? If so then please post all your credit card numbers here and I'm sure someone will try to make you even happier.[/p][/quote]Nice to see tha full story appearing on Friday's Echo - not! Olivia2847

12:36am Sun 14 Oct 12

Devils Advocate says...

Business, Governments, and worst of all, Bankers have conned you out of trillions, and with the help of the national rags, are set to continue this rip off until at least 2050 and you have nothing to say. Then some ne'er-do-well cons the system out of £17000 and everybody's up in arms. Business's like Twinings and Gillette take their production abroad where labour is even cheaper, putting thousands out of work and you still buy their razor blades and tea! I would say you deserve to be conned! Get the people back to work, pay them a true fair wage and let's get the country back on its feet. There would then be no need to fiddle the dole money!
Business, Governments, and worst of all, Bankers have conned you out of trillions, and with the help of the national rags, are set to continue this rip off until at least 2050 and you have nothing to say. Then some ne'er-do-well cons the system out of £17000 and everybody's up in arms. Business's like Twinings and Gillette take their production abroad where labour is even cheaper, putting thousands out of work and you still buy their razor blades and tea! I would say you deserve to be conned! Get the people back to work, pay them a true fair wage and let's get the country back on its feet. There would then be no need to fiddle the dole money! Devils Advocate

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