Benefit cheat to re-pay money

A man who was filmed playing golf while claiming disability benefit has been ordered by a judge to pay back the money.

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Silloth man issued with house confiscation order

A man who fraudulently claimed nearly £37,000 in disability benefit has had a confiscation order placed on his house.

Forty one year old Leigh Neilly was jailed for seven and a half months after he was filmed, playing golf, riding a bike and decorating while telling officials he could barely walk.

The Department for Work and Pensions took legal action to re-claim the money.

A judge at Carlisle Crown Court has given Neilly three months to either sell his house or raise a mortgage on it.

The DWP says it's delighted that the money will be going back to the public purse.


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