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Working for Families fraud

An Auckland woman has been sentenced to 7 months home detention for falsely claiming Working for Families tax credits.

Siatini TALIAOA was sentenced on 2 June after falsely claiming three of her children were in her care, over a three-year period, from 2010 to 2013.

She received $44,000 in WfF payments and received a tax write off of $102,559.81.

As well as the seven months home detention, Taliaoa was ordered to repay $31,218 at $100 per week.

Last updated: 30 Jun 2021
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