The Pencilsword: Greed vs Need
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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“This was rather well written however , a couple of points.
Inland Revenue leaves prosecution as a last resort, because it costs you the taxpayer a crazy amount of money and also the department would rather work with people to get it repaid, fixed and provide education (hitting people with a big stick can be counter productive). Proving fraud can also be quite difficult and time consuming (again costs the general public money)
Have a look at http://www.ird.govt.nz/resources/d/7/d7d56768-e030-44bb-af63-cda63c06add0/budget-2017-four-year-plan.pdf
With benefit fraud, its pretty straightforward to catch and to prove, person starts work while on dpb, that information gets picked up. (they have a contract etc)
Do people really claim more benefit than they should due to the need to feed themselves....no...they do it for greed pure and simple. The ones that get prosecuted and normally conducting quite large benefit fraud not otherwise again its not worth the cost.
” — scott lewis
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