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I was accused of claiming benefit and not telling them about

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I was accused of claiming benefit and not telling them about my savings i paid nearly eight thousand pounds back that was overpaid to me and now i have received a letter to go to court and am so stressed out what shall i do
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Are you asking what sentence you will get?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

will i get sentenced for this even though i have paid the overpayment of income support all back i thought the case would of been closed after paying it all back

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Yes, you could be prosecuted despite the repayment.
Repaying the sums does not mean they cannot prosecute. It is a fraud like any other. Returning the money does not mean a person cannot be prosecuted for fraud.
The fact that the money has been repaid will be a mitigating feature.
Sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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