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Man and woman appear in court over £19,000 benefit fraud

PUBLISHED: 12:19 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:45 18 July 2018

Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court. Photo: Nick Butcher

Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court. Photo: Nick Butcher

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A man and woman have appeared in court charged in connection with a £19,000 benefits fraud in Great Yarmouth.

Shannon Trett and Charles Dersley appeared at the town’s magistrates court in connection with housing benefit and income support fraud charges and fake tenancy charges.

Trett, 22 and who gave her address as Alexandra bed and breakfast in Yarmouth, is charged with three offences. Two of them relate to housing benefit and say she failed to disclose Dersley was the father of her son in July 2013 and February 2014.

The other charge says she failed to say she lived as a husband and wife with Dersley between January 21 2014 and February 11 2016 to make a gain from Income Support.

Dersley, 29 of Admiralty Road, is charged with making tenancy agreements to commit or assist in the commission of fraud in January 2014 and July 2013.

Dersley and Trett indicated no pleas and they will next appear at Norwich Crown Court on August 15.

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