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£8,000 cheat is fined just £100

A MAN who falsely claimed more than £8,000 in benefits was handed a fine of just £100.

Neil Holland Williams, from Keepers Cottage, Inverlair, Roy Bridge, received £8,160.15 from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) which he wasn’t entitled to.

The 54-year-old appeared in Fort William Sheriff Court last Tuesday August 16 and pleaded guilty to failing to notify the DWP of a change in circumstances, particularly of his employment with Edinburgh Woollen Mills.

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