Man admits benefit fraud

File photo dated 10/01/07 of a money. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 26, 2011. This week is the worst of the year for money worries as summer holiday bills arrive, children return to school, universities open and planning for Christmas spending begins, according to a report. Credit card firm Capital One said it had worked out a formula on when people felt the most pressure on their finances, which included higher heating bills as the weather turns cold, increased use of cars, children's child care and other costs associated with this time of year.  See PA story INDUSTRY Money. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
File photo dated 10/01/07 of a money. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 26, 2011. This week is the worst of the year for money worries as summer holiday bills arrive, children return to school, universities open and planning for Christmas spending begins, according to a report. Credit card firm Capital One said it had worked out a formula on when people felt the most pressure on their finances, which included higher heating bills as the weather turns cold, increased use of cars, children's child care and other costs associated with this time of year. See PA story INDUSTRY Money. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

A 34-year-old St Helens man has handed a 10 week curfew order after admitting benefit fraud.

Neil Stanton, of Bonnington Close, St Helens, pleaded guilty to two offences of failing to declare his true circumstances that he knew would affect his entitlement. He was also ordered to repay benefit totalling £4,277.94.