Jul 12 2012 By Ben Spencer
A BENEFITS cheat has had nearly £11,000 seized from her.
Farzana Parveen, 43, of Cambuslang, admitted income support fraud of more than £19,000 at Glasgow Sheriff Court on March 22.
The fraudster had pocketed income support while failing to declare her own substantial savings.
The offence took place between November 16, 2006 and January 18, 2009.
She will be sentenced for the offence on October 4 but last Thursday a Confiscation Order for £10,858 was made against her.
Lindsey Miller, Head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD), said: “Farzana Parveen sought income support from DWP, but failed to declare that she had substantial savings.
“This is fraud and is ultimately a theft from the public purse. Parveen had made £19,500 this way.
“Today’s confiscation order represents the amount available following the repayment of over £8,000 to DWP.
“Anyone considering this type of crime should remember that they will not only be prosecuted for the offence, but will also find themselves subject to the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Lindsey, who is the current Proceeds of Crime Act champion, said that the money will be added to the £44 million that has already been invested back into the community.