Madrid/Palma.—The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has just released a new campaign in the UK targeting benefit thieves in their local areas and reinforcing an ongoing effort to get back the millions that are taken from the tax payer - 82 million for last year alone for abroad fraud cases.
There is no one ‘type’ of benefit thief, but the one thing they have in common is that they are all taking advantage and abusing the system.
For example, Peter Fischer claimed over £85,000.00 in benefits using multiple identities.
Not only was Fischer claiming benefits while living abroad, he was also working in both the UK and Spain, where he had tried to operate a business, without informing the DWP.
He also owned undeclared property in Spain.


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