UK benefits cheat leading luxury life in Romania

A Romanian fraudster who falsely claimed more than GBP 113,000 in benefits from Enfield Council and other authorities to fund his lavish lifestyle has been jailed, according to the ‘Enfield Independent’ online.
Ilie Schian, 46, of Enfield, was jailed for three years at Southwark Crown Court after admitting to having cheated the department of work and pensions, HM Revenue and Customs and the council using alias Nelus Gheorghe. Despite his poverty-stricken image, Schian was living a life of luxury in Romania with a nine-bedroom mansion and a garage full of expensive cars. The crook, who moved to the UK in 1999, was arrested on July 20 following a long-running investigation into the organised crime gang he was part of. It is also alleged the group was involved in child trafficking. Schian will be recommended for deportation to Romania at the conclusion of his prison sentence.

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