Tawa woman con­victed of dou­ble dip­ping

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

A Tawa cleaner has to re­pay more than $54,000 af­ter not telling Work and In­come that she was work­ing.

Salai Fano, 55, pleaded guilty when she ap­peared in Porirua District Court last Tues­day charged with not telling Work and In­come of her change in cir­cum­stances and falsely us­ing a doc­u­ment.

Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion lawyer Anitesh Govind said Fano and her hus­band were granted the sick­ness ben­e­fit from Fe­bru­ary 6, 2007.

How­ever, Fano failed to tell Work and In­come when she started work for Spot­less Fa­cil­ity Ser­vices on Jan­uary 6, 2009.

She was in­ter­viewed on July 26 last year and said she hadn’t told Work and In­come about her change in cir­cum­stances be­cause she was strug­gling fi­nan­cially.

From Jan­uary 6, 2009, till Jan­uary 15, 2012, Fano was over­paid $54,857.56.

Judge John Walker con­victed Fano and re­manded her un­til June 10.

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