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PRISON CHAPLAIN JAILED FOR BENEFIT FRAUD

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A former Liverpool prison chaplain convicted of a£21,000 benefits fraud against Sefton MBC has started a jail sent...
A former Liverpool prison chaplain convicted of a£21,000 benefits fraud against Sefton MBC has started a jail sentence at the prison where he worked.

The Reverend William Wearn claimed income support and council tax benefit for four years while failing to declare he was in receipt of a civil service pension. He also failed to mention a lump sum payment of almost£27,000. He was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty. He also is repaying the money.

Sefton's district audit associate director Peter Yetzes said: 'This case shows how crucial it is councils are not complacent about who may be defrauding them.'
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