Harlow man faces trial over benefit fraud charges

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A HARLOW man has pled not guilty to a number of charges in relation to benefit fraud and other charges.

Mahfoud Boukhalfa, aged 54, of Joseph Rank House, Kitson Way, Harlow has been charged with the following.

On 17/12/2011 at Harlow with a view to obtaining for yourself a benefit, advantage or other payment, namely Employment and Support Allowance, under relevant social security legislation dishonestly made a statement or representation to the Department for Work and Pensions which was false, namely in a benefit application form which submitted as being accurate and complete you failed to disclose the true extent of your capital savings and investments.

Between 19/12/2011 and 31/03/2013 at Harlow, dishonestly failed to promptly notify a local authority, namely Harlow Council in the prescribed manner of a change of circumstances which you knew would affect your entitlement to Council Tax Benefit, namely that you held capital savings and investments in excess of permitted levels.

Between 02/01/2012 and 11/06/2017 at Harlow, dishonestly failed to promptly notify a local authority, namely Harlow Council in the prescribed manner of a change of circumstances which you knew would affect your entitlement to Housing Benefit, namely that you held capital savings and investments in excess of permitted levels.

Boukhalfa will return to Chelmsford Crown Court on November 29th.

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