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Benefit cheats to be named and shamed

A stark warning's been issued to benefit claimants who cheat the system: if you're caught, you may end up behind bars.  

The Department of Social Care says a zero tolerance system is in force towards all forms of benefit fraud, with 15 offenders successfully prosecuted in the past year.

Last week a case in the Manx courts resulted in a 10 month prison sentence for an individual who claimed income tax over a six year period while their partner was in full-time employment. 

Treasury minister Eddie Teare has hammered home the government's tough approach towards catching those who defraud the public purse: 

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