Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'
The couple claimed rent allowance to pay off a mortgage that the husband got under a false name.
A 36-YEAR-old man has been jailed for two years and his wife received a three-year suspended sentence for what has been described as one of the largest welfare fraud cases in the State.
The combined fraud totals more than €400,000 and took place over a period of more than eight years.
Kenneth Gboboh and his 41-year-old wife Franca arrived in Ireland from Nigeria in 2006.
Both applied for and began to receive unemployment benefit. Mr Gboboh then established a second identity under the name Patrick Akim and worked as an IT project manager using this name. He also took out a €240,000 mortgage from EBS in 2008 using the name Patrick Akim.
But ruth koppinger tells us theres no welfare fraud?????