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12 Jul 12 #342758 by finallyhere
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Hi,

I''ve just heard that CSA solicitors have reviewed the case sent to them by their investigation team and they will be taking my ex to court for fraud. (i.e. lying about his income) This is not about liability orders for the arrears (although there are arrears and I would hope that at some point I would receive these) so Im just wondering what the penalties for being found guilty of fraud are? I''ve looked around the web but can only find reference to a possible fine of up to £1000. Im a bit confused as most of the penalties seem to relate to non-payment of maintenance rather than fraud. or are these penalised in the same way? Anyone with any experience or stories of what normally happens?

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12 Jul 12 #342763 by maisymoos
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Hi Finallyhere

I don''t know the answer to your question but I would fully expect the CSA to make any adjustments and backdate them when they know the true figures!

It''s great to hear that not everyone gets away with cheating the system and more importantly their own children:)

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15 Jul 12 #343210 by finallyhere
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Thanks maisy,

Yes me too, whilst it would be great to see him get his just desserts at the hands of the court process, it doesn''t put food in the kids bellies or clothes on their backs so I am hopeful that a fair maintenance contribution can be achieved.

And to think only a month ago he was crowing that the CSA would have taken action by now if they thought they had a case against him!

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31 Jul 12 #346278 by Child Maintenance Options
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Hi

Thanks for the post. Under the Child Support Information Regulations 2008, if someone is found guilty of fraudulently providing information they know to be incorrect or inaccurate, then the maximum fine is £1000.

If this is the outcome, then the CSA would be in a position to review arrears on the case and also any child maintenance payments.

I hope that this clarifies the situation

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