Gomersal couple’s £25k benefit fraud scam

Leeds Crown Court.

Leeds Crown Court.

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A man who pretended he was unemployed claimed more than £25,000 in benefits while running his own business.

Terence Edward Leach, 39, and his wife Elizabeth, 40, also had cash coming in from work he was doing for another firm and renting out their house, Leeds Crown Court heard on Wednesday.

The couple, from Gomersal, told Kirklees Council he was a jobless house husband and she was a cleaner on a low income, making fake wage slips to support their claim.

 

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