During 2009/10, 54 benefit thieves in the Falkirk Council area faced a sanction as a result of committing benefit fraud. They all now have a criminal record.
28 cases were referred to the Procurator Fiscal (PF) as suitable for prosecution.
1 claimant was offered and accepted a Administrative Penalty as an alternative to a prosecution.
25 claimants were offered and accepted Formal Cautions as an alternative to prosecution.
In addition, 7 claimants who were referred to the Procurator Fiscal were successfully prosecuted and found guilty of committing benefit fraud and received either Community Service or a Prison Sentence.
It's not if we catch you, but when.