STEVEN Singh, 29, of Clayburn Gardens, South Ockendon, appeared before Basildon Magistrates on Thursday (18 June) charged with three offences of benefit fraud.
Magistrates were told he had been allocated a council property in Clayburn Gardens, South Ockendon and sub-let it and was living in North London. He had also failed to declare his income from his tenant.
Singh admitted the offences and was sentenced to a Community Order of 12 months. He was also ordered to do 140 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £150 costs.
In addition, he will also have to repay all the overpaid benefit to Thurrock Council.