Bromley man sentenced for council tax fraud

Published Thursday, 22 March 2018

A 37-year-old man previously from Wolsey Court, London Road, Bromley, was sentenced at Bromley Magistrates Court on the 7 March 2018.

He was sentenced after pleading guilty to claiming Council Tax Support when in fact he had seven undeclared jobs, an undeclared adult living at the property and numerous undeclared bank accounts.

Mr Osaigbokan Joseph Ighavongbe attended a hearing at Bromley Magistrates Court on the 28 February when he pleaded guilty to two offences under the Fraud Act. He was sentenced to a 12-month Community Order with a requirement to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £575 in prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £85. He also has to repay the whole Council Tax Support overpaid amount of £2,529.35.