Immigrant church minister fraudulently claimed almost €20,000 in benefits

A church minister has been fined €750 for fraudulently claiming almost €20,000 in benefits.

Dublin District Court heard Idowu Akanbi (48), The Close, Orlynn Park, Lusk, Co Dublin made a “false declaration claiming the one parent family payment” and he “concealed he had got remarried”.

Judge John O’Neill heard the man received €19,132 in payments but has given back €3,818. There have also been deductions of €28 a week from his Jobseeker’s Allowance.

He has pleaded guilty to the charges , which were taken under the Social Welfare Consolidation Act.

The court has heard he is a minister at the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Swords.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/church-minister-fraudulently-claimed-almost-20-000-in-benefits-1.2400235

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One Response to Immigrant church minister fraudulently claimed almost €20,000 in benefits

  1. neofenian says:

    A paltry €750 fine serves only as an incentive for other to do the same.

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