10:04AM, Friday 06 January 2012
An anonymous tip off has led to a benefit cheat being brought to justice.
Maidenhead man Robert Kenny was caught out after fraudulently claiming £13,590.07 in benefits.
The 43-year-old of Deansfield Close, Maidenhead, appeared at Maidenhead Magistrates on November 11 and pleased guilty to three offences of failing to give prompt notification of a change affecting entitlement.
On Tuesday he was sentenced at Reading Magistrates Court and given 12 months to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work and pay £10,784.87 in compensation to the courts.
The remaining balance will be paid to the Royal Borough.
The case arose as a result of an anonymous referral to the Beat the Cheat hotline on 0500 353300.
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