Tax credit fraud

A WESTON couple accused of claiming £76,000 in child tax credits by inventing 16 non-existent children have appeared in court

A WESTON couple accused of claiming £76,000 in child tax credits by inventing 16 non-existent children have appeared in court.David Wilshaw, aged 57, faces 42 charges of dishonestly claiming for child tax credit along with his partner, Nancy Stevenson, aged 58, who faces eight charges.The charges have been brought by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.The couple, of South Road, appeared at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges, but the case was adjourned for three weeks. Both were represented in court by St John Napier.The two were released on unconditional bail and will appear again before magistrates on June 7.

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