Housemates guilty of benefit fraud

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Cohabiters guilty of benefit fraud Cohabiters guilty of benefit fraud

Two sets of housemates have been found guilty of housing and council tax benefit fraud.

Alina Motac, 25, and Alexandru Lordachita, 27, falsely claimed £16,228 while sharing a home in Brierley Road, Leytonstone, between December 2010 and August 2012.

Motac, who is currently wanted by police for failing to attend court, was convicted in his absence of dishonestly making a false representation.

Lordachita admitted the same charge at Thames Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,020.

Another pair of housemates who lived in Lawton Road, Leyton, have also been found guilty in connection with housing and council tax benefit fraud.

Rebecca Marius, a 33-year-old accountant, pleaded guilty to dishonestly making a false representation, while Oghenru Marius, a 33-year-old trainee teacher, pleaded guilty to dishonestly allowing Ms marius to make false representations.

Both were ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £565.

The convictions related to benefits of £10,900 claimed between May 2010 and April 2012.

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1:27pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

No doubt they were enriching the country otherwise as part of the EU family but it is great that they have been caught but sadly, the chance of getting any of the hardworking taxpayer's money back is negligible as it is probably being spent on some lavish house in Rumania.
No doubt they were enriching the country otherwise as part of the EU family but it is great that they have been caught but sadly, the chance of getting any of the hardworking taxpayer's money back is negligible as it is probably being spent on some lavish house in Rumania. Billy Yerache

1:28pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Oh and why are they being described like 'housemates' like they are competing on a TV show when indeed they are all crooks?
Oh and why are they being described like 'housemates' like they are competing on a TV show when indeed they are all crooks? Billy Yerache

7:22pm Wed 4 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

Oh god £16000 this is so shocking lets all get really upset about it.

Meanwhile the banks get fined £1bn for screwing pretty much everyone with a loan of any description - ie 'hardworking taxpayers - for YEARS.

They seem to be failing to attend court as well.
Oh god £16000 this is so shocking lets all get really upset about it. Meanwhile the banks get fined £1bn for screwing pretty much everyone with a loan of any description - ie 'hardworking taxpayers - for YEARS. They seem to be failing to attend court as well. stickmanny

9:26pm Wed 4 Dec 13

WalthamWabbit says...

stickmanny wrote:
Oh god £16000 this is so shocking lets all get really upset about it.

Meanwhile the banks get fined £1bn for screwing pretty much everyone with a loan of any description - ie 'hardworking taxpayers - for YEARS.

They seem to be failing to attend court as well.
Yes Stick Manny because it is not a big sum of money to you we should all turn a Blind Eye to it and let it continue unabashed. I am sure that if you read about a Politician committing an act of public malfeasance that cost the Tax Payer a similar amount in the next edition of Private Eye you would be parading down the street and bashing on a Biscuit Tin for attention that such a terrible thing had happened.

At least banks have a Social Utility whereas such Fraudsters appear to have no social value whatsoever beyond sapping Public Services and draining our depleted Public Reserves!
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Oh god £16000 this is so shocking lets all get really upset about it. Meanwhile the banks get fined £1bn for screwing pretty much everyone with a loan of any description - ie 'hardworking taxpayers - for YEARS. They seem to be failing to attend court as well.[/p][/quote]Yes Stick Manny because it is not a big sum of money to you we should all turn a Blind Eye to it and let it continue unabashed. I am sure that if you read about a Politician committing an act of public malfeasance that cost the Tax Payer a similar amount in the next edition of Private Eye you would be parading down the street and bashing on a Biscuit Tin for attention that such a terrible thing had happened. At least banks have a Social Utility whereas such Fraudsters appear to have no social value whatsoever beyond sapping Public Services and draining our depleted Public Reserves! WalthamWabbit

12:22pm Thu 5 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

Cornbeefur what you are sure about you are wrong about.

A fine social utility the banks turned out to be. They are the fraudsters. They brought the global economy to its knees and that is why the public reserves are depleted.

Join a few dots here and its obvious the big fish are the ones to worry about first.
Cornbeefur what you are sure about you are wrong about. A fine social utility the banks turned out to be. They are the fraudsters. They brought the global economy to its knees and that is why the public reserves are depleted. Join a few dots here and its obvious the big fish are the ones to worry about first. stickmanny

9:23pm Thu 5 Dec 13

WalthamWabbit says...

Well maybe Thames Magistrates Court are just getting a solid case together against Goldman Sachs, Stick Manny.

I assume in the mean time that you have managed to pay for a Land or a Property or a Tithe without recourse to a Mortgage and keep any earnings you may be wily enough to make hidden in an Earthenware Jar buried in your garden rather than have recourse to the services of such Scoundrels as a High Street Bank?

Finally if you think these conniving Benefit Fraudsters should escape the Stern Hand of the Law just because some others did then maybe you should ask Your Mother just what Two Wrongs add up to.
Well maybe Thames Magistrates Court are just getting a solid case together against Goldman Sachs, Stick Manny. I assume in the mean time that you have managed to pay for a Land or a Property or a Tithe without recourse to a Mortgage and keep any earnings you may be wily enough to make hidden in an Earthenware Jar buried in your garden rather than have recourse to the services of such Scoundrels as a High Street Bank? Finally if you think these conniving Benefit Fraudsters should escape the Stern Hand of the Law just because some others did then maybe you should ask Your Mother just what Two Wrongs add up to. WalthamWabbit

9:31pm Thu 5 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

classic Cornbeefur - a load of tripe plus a straw man argument.

poor.
classic Cornbeefur - a load of tripe plus a straw man argument. poor. stickmanny

9:42pm Thu 5 Dec 13

WalthamWabbit says...

A Straw Man that you seem unable to blow over despite all your Hot Air, Stick Manny.

It would still appear that you would rather these Criminals got away Scott Free just because you perceive there to be Bigger Fish to fry.
A Straw Man that you seem unable to blow over despite all your Hot Air, Stick Manny. It would still appear that you would rather these Criminals got away Scott Free just because you perceive there to be Bigger Fish to fry. WalthamWabbit

10:03pm Thu 5 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

read my posts again Cornbeefur, then go and do something else.
read my posts again Cornbeefur, then go and do something else. stickmanny

10:35pm Sun 8 Dec 13

mdj says...

So they were fined less than they stole. This is considered a result? Somebody, please explain. Dare one use the word 'deportation'?
So they were fined less than they stole. This is considered a result? Somebody, please explain. Dare one use the word 'deportation'? mdj

1:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

The Housemates are in the diary room.
The Housemates are in the diary room. Billy Yerache

2:03pm Tue 10 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

mdj wrote:
So they were fined less than they stole. This is considered a result? Somebody, please explain. Dare one use the word 'deportation'?
The bankers have been fined less than they stole too. but we don't need to deport them: apparently they'll leave of their own accord if they're not paid a monstrous bonus.
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: So they were fined less than they stole. This is considered a result? Somebody, please explain. Dare one use the word 'deportation'?[/p][/quote]The bankers have been fined less than they stole too. but we don't need to deport them: apparently they'll leave of their own accord if they're not paid a monstrous bonus. stickmanny

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