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Benefit fraudsters avoid jail

Besi Besemar February 27, 2015

A Hove couple who fraudulently claimed nearly £54,000 in benefits while running a lettings agency were handed suspended jail sentences at Brighton Crown Court today, Friday, 27 February. His Honour Judge Tain sentenced James Furness, 50, formerly of St Aubyns, Hove, to a term of 16 months in prison suspended for 12 months. He was ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work and pay costs of £2,698.75.

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