Curfew handed out to Epworth benefit cheat

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An Epworth benefit cheat has appeared before North Lincolnshire Magistrates Court.

Lawrence Fagence, 60, of Station Road pleaded guilty to dishonestly failing to promptly notify the Department for Work and Pensions about a change in circumstance - namely that he was living in France - which would have affected his entitlement to claim Disability Allowance between April 13, 2011 and August 27, 2013.

He was given a three month curfew to remain at his Epworth address between the hours of 7pm-7am save for when he is France for treatment. He will be electronically tagged.

He was ordered to pay the victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.