Benefit fraud case in court
A SIXTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD man who denied two allegations of benefit fraud is to stand trial before Somerset Magistrates.
Robert David Williams, of Horne Close, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, appeared in the dock before the court at Yeovil facing the allegations which are said to have been committed more than six years ago.
He was charged that on March 6, 2007 at Pilton he made a false statement to Mendip District Council that he resided at an address in Stratton-on-the-Fosse with a view to obtaining benefits.
He was also charged with an identical offence said to have been committed at Pilton on October 17, 2007 when he appeared before the court at Yeovil.
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Williams pleaded not guilty to both charges and initial discussions took place regarding the fixing of a trial date.
The case was adjourned until November 11 for a preliminary hearing to take place where further legal issues will be discussed. Williams’ attendance was excused at the next hearing.