Jail warning for benefit fraud TV presenter

BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado pleaded guilty today to council tax and housing benefit fraud to the tune of more than £24,000.

Penteado, 40, admitted eight offences of dishonestly or knowingly claiming the benefits while not declaring he earned thousands from the BBC for the show.

Penteado, from Bournemouth who co-hosts the programme with Matt Allwright, was warned he could face jail and he was granted bail while a pre-sentence report is prepared.

The case was adjourned until July 17 at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court.


BBC presenter admits fraud

BBC Rogue Trader presenter Dan Penteado pleaded guilty today at Bournemouth magistrates' court to illegally obtaining housing and council tax benefit worth £24,000.