Thursday, October 04, 2012

Tory Councillor Chris Boothby Charged With Benefit Fraud

Chris Boothby - Conservative
A HINCKLEY councillor has been charged with benefit fraud and will appear in court later this month.

Cllr Chris Boothby, who represents Ratby, Bagworth and Thornton on Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, is alleged to have claimed more than £1,500 in benefits, including jobseeker’s allowance, while working as a bus driver for Leicester City Council.

He has also been suspended from the Conservative party - at least until the case is concluded.

Cllr Boothby, from Ratby, is being prosecuted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) who accuse him of claiming £949 in jobseeker’s allowance, as well as £560 in housing benefit, while still getting behind the wheel of a bus to work. It is also alleged that he was claiming unemployment benefit for his wife, Tina, while she was working in a pub in Markfield.

Source and Full Story


Anonymous said...

Lab Cllr Brian Gate of Harrow arrested for alleged possession of child pornography

Worth including?

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous,

Thanks for the link and yes, it will be put up.