Man pleads guilty to two charges

A man who fraudulently claimed more than £2,700 income support has been told he won’t be jailed for his crimes.


54-year-old Roger Moore pleaded guilty to two charges of making false representations to obtain benefits.


At Douglas Courthouse, magistrates heard he was claiming benefits between May and September last year – but was also working for a security firm.


But an anonymous tip-off to the Treasury led to an investigation which landed him in court this week.


After the member of the public said they’d spotted him working at a civic amenity site, benefits officers launched a probe into Moore, of Bretney Mews in Jurby.


They carried out surveillance but didn’t see him at work – however, they asked for his account details from Isle of Man Bank.


After combing through his records, they found a number of undeclared regular payments from Protec Security Services.


Magistrates bailed Moore in the sum of £500 and asked for a pre-sentencing report to be compiled.


He’ll appear in court again on Tuesday, February 12.

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