A woman from Mitcham found guilty of fraudulent claims

March 20, 2012

CIA Let Property Blog

A woman who fraudulently claimed to be a tenant has been found guilty of 12 counts of housing benefit and council tax fraud.

Mrs Samina Ahmed, 53 from Mitcham, had scammed the council and claimed £104,663.75 over a period of 15 years.

Mrs Ahmed was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty.

By using a false name (Mrs Choudry) she claimed benefits from Merton council by saying she was a tenant paying rent to a private landlord. counterfeit documents were created showing her false landlord and forged documents.

Mrs Ahmed was found out when a fraud investigation was being carried out on her family members. She was fully investigated when her address came up and she was examined.

In her investigation Merton council found that she was actually living in her husband’s house and had made false claims of paying rent to a private landlord.

Now Mrs Ahmed has been found guilty and is starting her sentence, Merton council will now try to recover money lost through the Ahmed family property.

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