Benefits fraudster had £90,000 in the bank

A FRAUDSTER claimed over £30,000 in benefits – despite having a nest egg of more than £90,000 in 26 separate bank accounts, a court was told.

 

Inam Ul-Haq, of Walsall, West Midlands, falsely claimed income support over a period of five years.

 

Nayan Patel, prosecuting, said the 46-year-old had made a legitimate claim for income support in May 1996 on the basis that he was unable to work due to ill health.

 

Walsall Magistrates Court heard on Monday that he was only entitled to claim the benefit if he did not have capital exceeding GBP16,000.

 

The claim became fraudulent in August 2003, and he was still falsely claiming benefits until August 2008.

 

It came to light that he had access to 26 different bank accounts which had contained cash totalling around GBP91,000.

 

During an investigation led by the Department for Work and Pensions, Ul-Haq was quizzed about the cash in the bank accounts.

 

Mr Patel, prosecuting on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, said he was overpaid GBP31,116.06.

 

He added: “There was a condition to notify the Department for Work and Pensions if there was any change in circumstances.

 

“He claimed the money belonged to his father-in-law and he was holding onto it.”

 

During his appearance at court on Monday, Ul-Haq, represented by Julian Derry, admitted one charge of failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of a change in circumstances.

 

Mr Patel said the case was deemed too serious for magistrates and it was committed to Wolverhampton Crown Court, where Ul-Haq is due to be sentenced on January 17.

 

He said Ul-Haq would also be taken to a proceeds of crime hearing in a bid to recover the money he had falsely received. He was given unconditional bail.

D-Link unveils mydlink+ app for iPad and Android

Connectivity solutions provider D-Link announced on Wednesday a new mydlink+ app for iPad and Android tablets that allows users to monitor up to four network cameras at one time from any tablet device.

Connectivity solutions provider D-Link announced on Wednesday a new mydlink+ app for iPad and Android tablets that allows users to monitor up to four network cameras at one time from any tablet device.

The company said that the new app allows users to access multiple live video steams with their mydlink-enabled network camera’s, such as the Day/Night Network Camera with mydlink (DCS-932L) and Wireless N Network Camera with mydlink (DCS-930L), from any tablet device.

mydlink-enabled cameras feature built-in CPUs and web servers for high-quality live streaming video sent directly to the network without a PC.

The mydlink+ app is available now at the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace for USD0.99 through 31 December 31 2011. Beginning 1 January 2012, it will be available for USD4.99. The Wireless N Network Camera DCS-930L and Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera DCS-932L are priced at USD79.99 and USD99.99, respectively.

ARINC and Amor Group partner to offer automated wait time technology to North American airports

ARINC Managed Services (AMS) on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with IT company Amor Group to offer Amor’s BLIPTrack wait time solution to the North American aviation market.

Under the terms of the strategic partnership AMS will use its airport IT resources throughout North America to provide a delivery and support network for the Amor PAXPath+ suite of airport technologies, including BLIPTrack automated wait time measurement.

BLIPTrack management of airport queues is seen as part of customer service at airports as new, bigger aircraft come into service and there is increased passenger pressure on airports.