Court orders fraudster to pay back £8,000

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A BENEFIT fraudster has been ordered to pay back in full the money he falsely claimed.

Michael Brind appeared before Fareham Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to claiming £8,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.

He failed to tell Gosport Borough Council he had been working since February 2012.

Brind, 45, of High Drive, Gosport, was also told to do 100 hours of unpaid community work and pay £100 court costs.