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The court heard that Dan Penteado had:
- Received £24,077.60 in housing benefit
- £868.77 in council tax benefit
- Penteado has already paid back £280
- The council is seeking to recover all the cash
Dan Penteado's legal team said he committed the fraud because he was on a short-term contract and made the "very poor judgment not to interrupt the flow of housing benefit".
Presenter of BBC Rogue Traders, Dan Penteado, has been jailed for 12 weeks over council tax and housing benefit fraud worth more than £24,000.
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Dan Penteado, known to viewers for chasing down bogus workmen, has been sent to jail for 12 weeks.