Ali Akbar from Chigwell has been bailed until April 4 after being accused of benefit fraud

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: 69-year-old in court on Monday 69-year-old in court on Monday

A pensioner set to stand trial accused of benefit fraud has been bailed after it emerged he would need an interpreter.

Ali Akbar, 69, of Clayside in Chigwell, is charged with two counts of making false statements to gain pension credit and council tax benefit.

Mr Akbar is accused of not declaring capital when making statements in 2006 and 2010.

After an initial appearance in court on Monday, he has been bailed to appear at Basildon Magistrates Court on April 7 to enter a plea with an interpreter.

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8:10am Thu 27 Mar 14

mickbear88 says...

Amazing how these guys know the welfare system inside out and play it like a game of poker-then when caught they pretend to know nothing and get away with it.
Amazing how these guys know the welfare system inside out and play it like a game of poker-then when caught they pretend to know nothing and get away with it. mickbear88
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