DWP worker took more than £1,400 of other people’s benefit money

Barbara Johnstone [Image: Gazette Live].

This is not a good look for a government department that just as-good-as admitted it denied sickness and disability benefits to people under false pretences – as a matter of policy.

A Middlesbrough woman diverted over £1,400 into another account she could access while working for the Department for Work and Pensions.

Barbara Johnstone was employed by the DWP and was working at the benefits centre in Stockton when she began moving the money into another account.

Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how the 65-year-old stole £1,498.75 between May and October this year.

The court heard that the money came from the benefits of nine people.

Johnstone… pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position.

Source: DWP worker diverted over £1,400 of people’s benefit money for own gain – Gazette Live

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One Comment

  1. Prickly December 16, 2017 at 2:41 am - Reply

    I trust the Daily Fail will make a fuss of this case of ‘benefit fraud’ as it does whenever it reports on this topic, including inciting it’s readers to hatred of all benefit recipients.

    I read several years ago the Daily Fail receives all it’s information on this subject straight from the DWP.

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