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Benefit cheats warned they will be 'hunted down'

Thu, 12 Nov 2015

Action will be taken against people who deliberately flout the benefit system for their own "self-greed".

That's the message from Treasury after a woman from Port Erin was jailed for six months for claiming almost £64,000 she wasn't entitled to.

38-year-old Joleen Ryan lied repeatedly about her circumstances over a five year period despite receiving an inheritance of £90,000 in that time.

Bill Henderson is the MLC with responsibility for social security - he says it was shocking nd he's confident it sends out a message to anyone else considering doing the same:


  • Bill Henderson MLC

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