Borough Council of Wellingborough

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Council warns of scam phone calls

Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The Borough Council of Wellingborough is warning residents to be wary of phone calls from people claiming to work for the council.

  • Wellingborough woman sentenced for benefit fraud

    Published on Thursday, 12 September 2013

    A Wellingborough woman has been sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for a year, after fraudulently claiming more than £11,000 in benefits.

  • £82k benefit fraudster sent to prison

    Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2013

    A woman from Irchester has been sentenced to 10 months in prison after fraudulently claiming nearly £82,000 in benefits. Her partner has been sentenced to six months for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

  • Wellingborough men prosecuted for benefit fraud

    Published on Monday, 01 July 2013

    Two men have been prosecuted by Wellingborough Council after fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds in benefits. Both David Payne and Michael Paul had jobs when they claimed the benefits.

  • Wellingborough women sentenced for benefit fraud

    Published on Tuesday, 11 June 2013

    A Wellingborough woman has been sentenced to five months in prison, suspended for a year, after fraudulently claiming over £16,500 in benefits.

  • Benefit fraudster prosecuted after joint investigation

    Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2013

    Two Northamptonshire councils have teamed up to prosecute a local woman for fraudulently claiming nearly £12,000 in benefits.

  • Wellingborough benefit fraudsters prosecuted

    Published on Friday, 22 February 2013

    Two women have been prosecuted as part of Wellingborough Council’s continued crackdown on benefit fraudsters.

  • Electronic tag for Wellingborough benefit fraudster

    Published on Thursday, 29 November 2012

    A Wellingborough woman has been ordered to wear an electronic tag and obey a curfew for six months after fraudulently claiming nearly £15,000 in benefits.

  • Man sentenced to community service for fraudulent claiming 5,000 in benefits

    Published on Friday, 25 May 2012

    A Wellingborough man has been sentenced to community service for fraudulently claiming almost £5,000 in benefits.

  • Wellingborough Council cracks down on scammers

    Published on Thursday, 10 May 2012

    Wellingborough Council is warning residents and businesses to be alert after getting reports of a number of scams operating in the area.

  • Benefit fraudster caught by surveillance

    Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012

    A Wellingborough woman who worked as a cleaner whilst fraudulently claiming nearly £13,000 in benefits has been given an 18 week suspended prison sentence after being prosecuted by the council.

  • Wellingborough benefit fraudster caught

    Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2012

    A Wellingborough woman has been given a 12 week suspended prison sentence for fraudulently claiming nearly £16,000 in benefits.

  • Council surveillance helps to catch benefit cheats

    Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2012

    Wellingborough Council authorised covert surveillance twice last year to help uncover £128,067 of benefit fraud, according to new figures.

  • Prison sentence for failing to pay council tax

    Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

    Four people have been sentenced to a total of 294 days in jail after Wellingborough Council successfully prosecuted them for failing to pay thousands of pounds in outstanding business rates and council tax.

  • Customers to pay council bills at local shops

    Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

    A new system has been introduced that allows people to pay council bills at local outlets. Wellingborough Council has teamed up with the Co-operative Bank to offer a convenient and flexible free cash payment service at post offices and PayPoint outlets throughout the country.

  • Council grants to help winter-proof homes

    Published on Friday, 16 September 2011

    Wellingborough Council is offering grants of up to £20,000 to help householders get their homes ready for winter.

  • Wellingborough benefit fraudster caught

    Published on Thursday, 08 September 2011

    A Wellingborough man has been given a three-year conditional discharge after fraudulently claiming more than £17,000 in benefits. This means that if he goes before a court for any offence during that time, he can be sent to jail for the benefit fraud as well.

  • Benefit fraudster given prison sentence

    Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2011

    A Wellingborough man has been given an eight week suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work for fraudulently claiming more than £8,500 in benefits.

  • Council continues to catch benefit cheats

    Published on Monday, 20 June 2011

    Wellingborough Council has pledged that it will still successfully uncover benefit fraudsters, despite government plans to tighten up surveillance laws.

  • Benefit fraudster sent to prison

    Published on Monday, 20 June 2011

    An Irchester woman has been sentenced to two months in prison for fraudulently claiming more than £24,000 in benefits.