Man given community work for benefit fiddle

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

A man must complete an 80-hours unpaid work order after admitting to a benefit fiddle.

John Gilmore, 47, of Winward Street, Leigh, appeared before Wigan magistrates to admit to claiming housing benefit from Wigan Council while earning money working for himself and failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of a change of circumstances.