Biggleswade woman fined for falsely claiming she was homeless on council housing application

A 25-year-old Biggleswade woman who falsely declared homelessness on a council housing application has been sentenced at magistrates court.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 2:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 2:44 pm

A statement from Central Beds Council says: “Emily Baker, previously of Grasmere Road, Biggleswade claimed she was homeless when, in fact, she had an ongoing tenancy, was found guilty of two offences under section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006.”

It adds that she was sentenced to a six-month community order that requires her to attend 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days and adhere to a three-month curfew between 8pm and 8am and was ordered to pay £250 contribution towards costs and a victim surcharge of £95 at Luton Magistrates Court on April 5.

Executive Member for Corporate Resources, Cllr David Shelvey, said: “Attempting to flout the rules that are in place to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, is unacceptable. We will continue to pursue and prosecute those that break the law.”

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