A man from Moseley in Birmingham has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after lying to get a council house.
Mr Mbarak Abdallah, 37, of Chinn Brook Road pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 8 December 2016 to two fraud offences.
The first was for falsely completing a homeless application and then a second housing application which resulted in him getting a council house.
Birmingham city council’s fraud team investigated after a tip off and found Mr Abdallah was in fact the owner of the property, which he had claimed he was being evicted from.
He has also privately rented the property while he and his family were living at the council property.