Seems you can find fraudsters at both end of the wealth spectrum. ¬†On the one hand, they are given residency and are allowed to run a political party. ¬†On the other, they’ll get fined and may go to jail.
A joint operation between Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Social Development targets those that are found to be in work and earning income other than a benefit.
Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows told the Social Services committee that of the 6000 found to be illegitimately receiving the benefits over the past year, 95 have been prosecuted for fraud.
Overall, in 2012/13 there were 906 convictions for benefit fraud, totaling more than 32 million, Mr Borrows said.
906 people who are now qualified to move to another country and try and topple their prime minister, president or premier.
Who says we don’t train our people for the marketplace?