A BENEFITS cheat who scammed more than £38,000 in housing benefits has been jailed for a year.
Saeed Delnavaz, 38, of Hillyard Road, Hanwell pleaded guilty to six offences of dishonesty following an investigation by Ealing Council.
He was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday, February 13, and ordered to pay £2,500 costs.
Delvanaz had been fraudulently claiming benefits whilst living in a rented property in Ludlow Court, Park Road East, Acton, and renting out the property he bought in Hanwell in 2005.
He failed to inform the council of his living arrangements, and also that he was working as a deliveryman for a local Chinese takeaway.
The council's investigation also revealed that Delvanaz had been receiving hundreds of pounds each week from his father in Iran to pay towards his general living expenses since 2004.
Over five years Delvanaz fraudulently pocketed more than £38,000.
The court did not accept Delvanaz's repayment offer of £100 per month and a confiscation hearing has been set for June 30.
If you think someone is committing benefit fraud it is important you report it. Call Ealing Council's free and confidential fraud hotline on 0800 328 6453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org