Tuckingmill man's £8,800 benefit fraud

A man formerly from Camborne has been handed a sixteen week curfew for housing benefit fraud totalling £8,806.

Luke Stevens, 37, formerly of Pendarves Street, Tuckingmill, now of Sittingbourne, Kent, pleaded guilty via video link from Maidstone Magistrates Court to Truro Magistrates Court on Friday, March 22, to one count of benefit fraud after failing to promptly report to Cornwall Council that he and his family had vacated the Pendarves Street address.

After hearing the facts of the case and on hearing a verbal report from the Probation Service, the court sentenced Mr Stevens to a community order of a sixteen week curfew for five days a week, (Thursday to Monday 5pm – 7am).

Mr Stevens was also ordered to pay £300 towards the investigation and legal costs.

The overpaid benefits are being recovered from Mr Stevens by Cornwall Council separately from the court action.

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10:29am Mon 25 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

This is about the fourth case of benefit fraud reported in the Packet in the last few weeks isn't it ? one has to wonder if there are any real deterrents handed out to offenders.

I fail to see the logic in curfews, how does making one stay home from 5pm to 7am a few days a week really inconvenience anyone that much, the fact that it is only a few days a week indicates to me the court has already taken any inconvenience into account.
This is about the fourth case of benefit fraud reported in the Packet in the last few weeks isn't it ? one has to wonder if there are any real deterrents handed out to offenders. I fail to see the logic in curfews, how does making one stay home from 5pm to 7am a few days a week really inconvenience anyone that much, the fact that it is only a few days a week indicates to me the court has already taken any inconvenience into account. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:32am Mon 25 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Having said that, I personally think living in Sittingbourne Kent is a self inflicted punishment anyway.
Having said that, I personally think living in Sittingbourne Kent is a self inflicted punishment anyway. Gillian Zella Martin 09

3:11pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I don't know Sittingbourne, Gill, but can it really be worse than Tuckingmill, which I've just noticed sounds a bit like a blasphemous exclamation?
I don't know Sittingbourne, Gill, but can it really be worse than Tuckingmill, which I've just noticed sounds a bit like a blasphemous exclamation? Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

4:28pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
I don't know Sittingbourne, Gill, but can it really be worse than Tuckingmill, which I've just noticed sounds a bit like a blasphemous exclamation?
Lol, yes it is worse, the crime rate is higher, and I wouldn't advise anyone with a nervous disposition to walk around parts of it at night alone.
The dog I used to own years ago came from Tuckingmill, he didn't seem to mind lol
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: I don't know Sittingbourne, Gill, but can it really be worse than Tuckingmill, which I've just noticed sounds a bit like a blasphemous exclamation?[/p][/quote]Lol, yes it is worse, the crime rate is higher, and I wouldn't advise anyone with a nervous disposition to walk around parts of it at night alone. The dog I used to own years ago came from Tuckingmill, he didn't seem to mind lol Gillian Zella Martin 09

4:34pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Yes it is amazing what you can do with an F an H and an E.
Yes it is amazing what you can do with an F an H and an E. Gillian Zella Martin 09

5:00pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Indeed. The area is rife with names that resemble swearwords; what with places like Feock, etc., it would be easy to be accused of having a fal mouth...
Indeed. The area is rife with names that resemble swearwords; what with places like Feock, etc., it would be easy to be accused of having a fal mouth... Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:02pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Indeed. Some Cornish place names are rife with swearing potential: when I told someone I lived near Feock once, they accused me of having a fal mouth.
Indeed. Some Cornish place names are rife with swearing potential: when I told someone I lived near Feock once, they accused me of having a fal mouth. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:03pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Now they will accuse me of being repetitive: the first post didn't appear to work, so I did it again and lo and behold!
Now they will accuse me of being repetitive: the first post didn't appear to work, so I did it again and lo and behold! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:18pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Very colourful indeed, but that one's against my made-up rules, Wave, due to being not in Cornwall and now defunct (a nice word in itself!).
Very colourful indeed, but that one's against my made-up rules, Wave, due to being not in Cornwall and now defunct (a nice word in itself!). Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:20pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

We're going for ones that sound a bit like swearing, or just plays on Cornish names.

By the way, did I mention that my Aunt Penelope is planning to open a pet shop specialising in insects in West Cornwall?
We're going for ones that sound a bit like swearing, or just plays on Cornish names. By the way, did I mention that my Aunt Penelope is planning to open a pet shop specialising in insects in West Cornwall? Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:23pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Yep, she's gonna call it "Penn's Ants".

Boom boom.
Yep, she's gonna call it "Penn's Ants". Boom boom. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:26pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

You are certainly on top form today LBF-S lol
You are certainly on top form today LBF-S lol Gillian Zella Martin 09

6:31pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Of course there is always '****' in Perranzabuloe. It just pricked my memory.
Of course there is always '****' in Perranzabuloe. It just pricked my memory. Gillian Zella Martin 09

6:33pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Wave says...

Just up the coast from Penn's Ants is the new civil partnership service for big cats called Marries-lion.
Just up the coast from Penn's Ants is the new civil partnership service for big cats called Marries-lion. Wave

6:34pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

It starred it out, c-o-c-k-s
It starred it out, c-o-c-k-s Gillian Zella Martin 09

7:46pm Mon 25 Mar 13

ronedgcumbe says...

I always thout nanpean is quit funny.
I always thout nanpean is quit funny. ronedgcumbe

3:46pm Fri 29 Mar 13

titanium says...

Lets not forget Cockwells !.
Lets not forget Cockwells !. titanium

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