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FOI 5388

Benefit Fraud

Request

1) Number of officers involved in benefit fraud investigation in each of the last three years. If you can quantify the administrative staff that support the work, please quantify this separately.
2) Number of prosecutions against individuals believed to have committed benefit fraud in each of the last three years.

3) The value of fraud prosecuted in each of the last three years


Response

Your email below is acknowledged as a request for information under the terms of the Freedom Of Information Act.

The information you require is as follows:-

Number of officers involved in benefit fraud investigation in each of the last three years. If you can quantify the administrative staff that support the work, please quantify this separately.

2 x FTE inclusive of admin support

Number of prosecutions against individuals believed to have committed benefit fraud in each of the last three years.

2010/11 9 successful prosecutions
2011/12 7 successful prosecutions
2012/13 5 successful prosecutions

The value of fraud prosecuted in each of the last three years

2010/11 £23,323.56
2011/12 £24,333.05
2012/13 £79,222.03