Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tory councillor quits job that saved him from community service for benefit fraud

A Conservative councillor in Windsor who avoided being sentenced to community service for benefit fraud just four weeks ago because it would interfere with his job as a postman has left his job.

The aptly-named Cllr Peter Lawless was given a conditional discharge after being convicted of benefit fraud at Slough Magistrates Court. He was anonymously reported for failing to declare his £19,590 councillor's allowance to the council and continuing to claim housing benefit he wasn't entitled to.