Anlaby benefit cheat who inherited thousands taken to court
ANLABY: A benefit fraudster has been given a three-year conditional discharge.
Stephen Scaife, 64, of Rockley Court, was sentenced at Hull Magistrates' Court after admitting he failed to promptly declare a change in circumstances.
Scaife claimed benefits, declaring his only income was pension credits.
But an investigation by East Riding Council and the Department for Work and Pensions showed he had inherited more than £16,000.
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Scaife falsely claimed housing benefits, council tax benefits and pensions credit worth £3,860.87 between December 2009 and June last year.
Anyone who suspects benefit fraud in the East Riding can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the 01482 394949 in confidence.