Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council
Telephone: 01324 506070

Sanctions & Prosecutions Performance for 2009/10

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.

Contact Us
  • By Post: 
    Investigation & Verification Framework Team
    Falkirk Council
    5 York Lane
    FK3 8BD
  • By Telephone:
    01324 506979
    Fraud Hotline:
    01324 501282
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