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A doctor from Reading has been found guilty of benefit fraud.
Samer Sa'adeh pleaded guilty at Reading Crown court to five charges of dishonestly making false statements to fraudulently obtain benefits.
Investigators discovered Dr Sa'adeh had lied on 5 separate occasions about his wife's circumstances.
He failed to mention that she was being paid over £13,000 a year by Reading University for living costs.
He was also over paid a total of £29,285 from when he first claimed in March 2010 until December 2012.
He was given a 20 week custodial sentence, which the magistrates then suspended for 2 years, as well as 180 hours of unpaid work and £1000 in costs.
The money Dr Sa'sdeh was wrongly paid is required to be paid back in full in is currently being recovered from him.