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Marazion couple guilty of benefit fraud

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: July 18, 2013

A former Marazion couple have admitted two counts of benefit fraud

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By Chloe Smith

A FORMER Marazion couple have been given a two year conditional discharge after pleading guilty to two counts of benefit fraud at Truro Magistrates Court last week.

Alan Cogan, 47, and Janet Cogan, 50, formerly of Wolcocke Close, were involved in housing benefit, council tax benefit and income support fraud totalling £22,188.04.

The couple pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud for failing to disclose that they owned a property in Spain.

One charge relates to failing to disclose the property to Cornwall Council, the other in respect of the Department for Work and Pensions.

Mr and Mrs Cogan were also ordered to pay £250 each towards the investigation and legal costs.

The overpayments are being recovered from the couple by both Cornwall Council and Department from Work and Pensions.

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