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Crime Fake fraud investigation £20,000 stolen police warn
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Staffordshire Police are warning people to be weary of fraud after approximately £20,000 has been stolen.
This follows a series of seventeen offences committed where criminals pose as police officers and ask their victims to take part in an undercover investigation.
Fraudsters are contacting members of the public, usually by phone, claiming to be from the police, or in some cases their bank’s fraud team.

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Stoke-on-Trent City Council has recovered 116 council houses since launching a purge on housing tenancy fraud in 2011, its audit committee was told yesterday.

The pilot scheme has been so successful, housing associations and other local authorities from around the country are set to follow in Stoke-on-Trent’s footsteps and launch their own schemes to help tackle the social housing shortage.

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By Mhari Farmer: A councillor has sent out a warning to those claiming benefits they are not entitled to.

The warning comes after Brian Russell, 60, of North Castle Street, Stafford was convicted of benefit fraud.