I helped set up his claim in the beginning as he was mentally ill and could not do it. Then he decided to disappear out of the country, when he left he said he would put some money in my account from time to time as he had a new job. I then received a letter from the council at my address. I called the council to remove my address and inform then that he had moved. They then said he would be investigated for fraud. He also gave me his cash card and I have withdrawn money from his account. I am terrified that they will investigate me.
The money he gave me was for towards my daughter. He has never paid regular money towards her. The money i have received has been spent on my daughter and there is non left, he did not live with me at all. I am also on benefits and did not declare to them he was giving me money as this is the first time in a long time he has paid anything. I did not use any false information in his claim but he failed to inform them of any details. I told them i thought he had left the country but I didnt know when.
So if they phone me again with regards ***** ***** investigation, what should I say? I really want nothing to do with it. Can they force me to do anything? I am the only one on his account that he transfers money to. It dont look good on my behalf. :(
I also let him use my address when he first opened his account. he never changed the address to his new address. Could this be a problem?
I have received nearly £4000 in the last year. I am still very worried. he may have been claiming for up to a year! This would be a lot of money so I have reason to believe they will investigate me. I am scared
I helped him set up his claim in the beginning as he was not mentally capable of doing so. I filled in the application form but I did not whatsoever give any false information. Also I have not told the council that I have received money from him or that I have used his bank card. would they be able to say that I was with holding information? Also, if they check his bank records, they will be know his account is being used. He gave me permission to for me to use it. they could say I knew because I could of checked his statements
he did sign it himself. do I need a solicitor if they contact me for information?
I hope so, I have never been so scared. It looks like fraud :( They will say that I knew.. But I truly didnt. I could of looked through his statement but I didnt
thank you for your time, i shall message if i need to ask more.