292 cases of benefit fraud between January and June of 2016
In the first half of 2016, 613 cases of benefit fraud were investigated, 292 of which were found to have broken social security laws. This has led to savings of €1,611,461.
The information came to light in the form of a parliamentary question tabled by Labour Party MP Anthony Agius Decelis.
Family Minister Michael Farrugia revealed that the benefits fraud investigation department had received 357 reports of alleged benefits fraud.