Partington mother and daughter admit benefit fraud

A MOTHER and daughter from Partington have both admitted benefit fraud in two separate cases.

The pair dishonestly claimed almost £20,000 between them.

Tina Gleim, 54, from Worthington Avenue appeared at Trafford Magistrates’ Court on February 21 and pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to inform the relevant authorities about changes in her circumstances.

She had continued to claim benefits on the basis she was living alone, when in fact her husband, who was in full-time employment, was living with her.

Gleim was overpaid £11,771.35 in benefits between June 2008 and December 2009.

She was ordered to repay all money falsely claimed, sentenced to six weeks, suspended for two years, a six-week curfew, and ordered to pay costs of £775.

In a separate case, her daughter Kimberley Gleim, 27, from Woodruff Walk, appeared at Trafford Magistrates’ Court on February 23, where she pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to report a change in her circumstances after she continued to claim benefits on the basis she was living alone when her partner, who was in full-time employment, was living with her.

She was ordered to repay the £7,729.50 falsely claimed, to pay a compensation order of £3,756.11 and costs of £728.24.

Kimberley Gleim was also sentenced to four weeks, suspended 12 months and a four-week curfew.

Executive Councillor Sean Anstee, said: "To uncover such blatant fraud by two members of the same family is testament to Council officers and the work they do to uncover multiple layers of quite shocking fraud.

“These two separate convictions must send a strong message out to local people.”

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5:54pm Sat 26 Feb 11

m69 says...

Good work. Benefits cheats are no different to the pick pocket in the street, they're just to stupid or too arrogant to realise it.
Good work. Benefits cheats are no different to the pick pocket in the street, they're just to stupid or too arrogant to realise it. m69
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11:12am Sun 27 Feb 11

dmaz says...

all cheats get caught in the end, however i feel the dss need to get into the real world, i see it all the time< no racism intended>most pakistani or indians getting away with it, using another person in place of another, as they all look the same and have odd names the dss cant tell, its a fraud that has been going on for years, same thing goes on with driving licence, cheats should be caught but all not just white or black people
all cheats get caught in the end, however i feel the dss need to get into the real world, i see it all the time< no racism intended>most pakistani or indians getting away with it, using another person in place of another, as they all look the same and have odd names the dss cant tell, its a fraud that has been going on for years, same thing goes on with driving licence, cheats should be caught but all not just white or black people dmaz
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