Alan Bannister
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Video that exposed golf benefit cheat Alan Bannister

A champion golfer who said he was too ill to walk but played the sport regularly has been found guilty of a £26,000 benefit fraud.

Alan Bannister, 54, of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, claimed a higher rate disability living allowance after exaggerating the severity of his arthritis, Cardiff Crown Court heard.

He claimed his chronic arthritis left him in constant pain and he struggled to walk and lift a saucepan.

But secret video footage showed him completing 18 holes in four hours.

  • 05 Feb 2015
  • From the section Wales