Deaf News: Deaf people in court accused of alleged £1 million Access to Work fraud

Posted on April 18, 2016

According to Court News UK, a group of Deaf people have been accused in court of helping to allegedly defraud the government out of nearly £1 million in Access to Work funds.

The court case, at Southwark Crown Court, is ongoing.

The article, dated 14th April, reads:

CROYDON, SURBITON, SURREY; KENNINGTON; PENARTH, SOUTH WALES Four deaf people and a sign language interpreter helped defraud the government out of nearly £1million in an ‘Access to Work’ scam, a court heard. [They] allegedly used their disabilities to defraud the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) out of huge sums. [They] allegedly used a registered charity as a front for their frauds, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Please note: this article has been amended from the original post.

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