• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Benefits cheat claimed £74,000

A BENEFITS cheat who pocketed £74,000 in taxpayers' cash by claiming his wife had left him for another man has been jailed for two years.

Sydney Campbell, 62, of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire made £73,278.21 in fraudulent claims while telling benefits bosses his wife had not lived with him for nine years.

Contextual targeting label: 
Unknown

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

222476