A MAN who claimed more than £12,500 in disability benefits was caught on camera working as a delivery driver.
Paul Carter was filmed lugging large boxes from a van with ease.
Carter, of Warrington, Cheshire, was sentenced to a 12-week community order and curfew after admitting two counts of benefit fraud at Warrington magistrates court.
As the footage shows, the scammer worked as a courier while ‘cheating the system and diverting taxpayers’ money from those who really need it’ between October 2011 and March 2016.
In the footage Carter, wearing an Adidas jacket and jeans, is seen carrying large cardboard boxes and jumping up into the back of his van with ease.
He was sentenced to a 12-week community order and curfew after admitting two counts of benefit fraud
Following his sentencing, the Department for Work and Pensions released surveillance footage captured during a joint investigation with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
The 57-year-old also fraudulently claimed tax credits for 4½ years.
Carter received his sentencing at Warrington magistrates court
A Dept for Work and Pensions spokesman said: “Only a small minority of benefit claimants are dishonest, but cases like this show how we are rooting out the unscrupulous minority who are cheating the system and diverting taxpayers’ money from those who really need it.