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Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson, of George Street, Broughton, has had a warrant issued for his arrest without bail after he failed to turn up for a hearing at Scunthorpe Magisrates’ Court.

The court heard how Mr Wilson is accused of dishonestly failing to promptly notify North Lincolnshire Council about a change in circumstances that affected his entitlement to housing benefit and council tax benefit between December 20, 2010 and January 31, 2011 and again between August 22, 2011 and December 18, 2011.

Mr Wilson was allegedly working for Stafforce on the first occasion and Draefern on the second.

He is also accused of dishonestly failing to notify the Department of Work and Pensions about a change in his work circumstances that would affect his entitlement to job seekers’ allowance between August 16, 2011 and September 27 the same 
year.

And Mr Wilson allegedly made a false statement to the Department of Work and Pensions on October 17, 2011, in order to claim job seekers’ allowance.

He has not yet entered a plea for any of the four 
charges.

The case has been adjourned.

Janice Houlden

Janice Houlden, 56, of Lincoln Drive, Caistor, has pleaded not guilty to a driving without due care and attention charge.

Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court heard how Ms Houlden is accused of driving a Vauxhall Astra Estate without due care and attention at Brigg level crossing, in Bigby High Road, Brigg on June 17.

She is due to stand trial at the magistrates’ court in March.

The case has been adjourned.

David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson, 24, of Elm Tree Close, Market Rasen, has appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court charged with a string of 
offences.

The court heard how Mr Wilkinson is accused of stealing a Halifax bank card during a burglary at a property in Lapwing Close, Market Rasen on August 
19.

On the same day, he allegedly breached a restraining order and committed fraud by false representation by using a Halifax bank card at three separate cash machines, to gain £60.

He is also accused of breaching a restraining order on August 27.

The case has been sent to Lincoln Crown Court, where Mr Wilkinson is due to appear on December 
24.

He has been given unconditional bail until this date and the case has been adjourned.

Christopher Mechen

Christopher Mechen, 40, of Partridge Drive, Rothwell, has been charged with stealing a number of items, to an unknown value, from the Co-op store in High Street, Caistor on September 8, Lincoln Magistrates’ Court has heard.

Mr Mechen has not yet entered a plea.

The case has been adjourned.

Christopher O’Brien

Christopher O’Brien, 21, of King Street, Market Rasen, has been sentenced at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court after he pleaded guilty to a string of motoring offences in Riseholme Road, Gainsborough, on June 
2.

The court heard how O’Brien drove a Citroen Saxo without due care and attention and without insurance, a valid licence or MOT certificate.

He was fined a total of £200 and his driving licence has been endorsed with nine penalty points.

O’Brien was ordered to pay £30 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Richard Scott

Richard Scott, of Sterne Avenue, Broughton, has had a warrant issued for his arrest without bail after he failed to turn up for a hearing at Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard how Mr Scott is accused of failing to promptly notify North Lincolnshire Council about a change in circumstances affecting his entitlement to housing benefit and council tax benefit between September 14, 2012 and January 3, 2013.

It is alleged Mr Scott had been working during this time.

He has not yet entered a plea.

The case has been adjourned.

String of offences

A teenager who cannot be named for legal reasons has been sentenced after he pleaded guilty to two theft charges and two 
assaults.

Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard how the youth stole a £20 Samsung mobile phone in Hemswell on September 23.

He also admitted stealing two finger rings, to the value of £550, in Corringham on September 22.

And on November 18, the teenager assaulted two people by beating them in Gainsborough.

He has been handed a one-year youth rehabilitation order and has been ordered to pay a total of £40 compensation.

The teenager was also ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown, 52, of Church Cottages, Lissington, has pleaded not guilty to driving without due care and attention on the A158 at Baumber on March 18, Lincoln Magistrates’ Court has heard.

The court heard how Mr Brown is due to stand trial on March 17.

The case has been adjourned.

Denise Venkatasamy

Denise Venkatasamy, 41, of Manor Way, Dunholme, has been found not guilty of drink driving after a trial at Lincoln Magistrates’ 
Court.

The court heard how Ms Venkatasamy had been accused of driving a car in Honeyholes Lane, Lincoln, on December 12, 2011, when she had 288 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood - more than three-and-a-half times over the legal drink-drive 
limit.

Ms Venkatasamy’s costs will be paid from central 
funds.

 

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