Deaf News: Deaf man who won Disabled Entrepreneur award jailed for £80,000 Access to Work fraud

Posted on May 12, 2016

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A Deaf man has been jailed for 20 months for defrauding the DWP out of £80,000 in Access to Work funds.

Extract from STV news:

A businessman who won Britain’s top accolade for disabled entrepreneurs used his company to defraud the taxpayer of £80,000.

Andrew Thomson won the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs for his work in establishing Sign-now.com, providing video conferencing for the deaf.

Thomson pleaded guilty to defrauding the DWP of the £80,000 sum between January 1 and November 30, 2011.

His wife’s plea of not guilty to involvement was accepted.

The judge said: “In the circumstances I am satisfied that a custodial sentence is the only appropriate sentence.”

Read the full story here: http://stv.tv/news/stirling-central/1353731-man-used-deaf-business-to-defraud-80000-from-grant-scheme/

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