Fine for benefit fraudster

A BRIGG man has been fined £350 after he repeatedly gave the authorities false information to claim benefits.

Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court heard how Robert Oliver, 53, of Hawthorn Avenue admitted failing to give full and accurate details about his capital in July 2008, August 2009 and August 2010.

He was also ordered to pay £100 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.