Just weeks after pleading guilty to £40, 000 worth of benefit fraud, conman Clive Miller has received a £30, 000 government funded mobility car, despite being found guilty of fraud. Clive Miller, 47, is an ex-soldier that, despite having £280, 000 in bank accounts and properties across his home town of Northern Ireland and Spain, he claimed £20, 000 Disability Living Allowance as well as £20, 000 income support. he has been described by judges at the Dungannon Crown Court as a ‘broken man’ and was handed a 12 month jail sentence, which was suspended for two years. Not only is his brand new Ford S-Max car Government-funded it also comes with a stream of benefits, such as a renewal every three years, free insurance from RSA mobility and breakdown assistance.
Neighbours of Clive’s home in the Coleshill Estate in Enniskillen were said to be extremely shocked as Clive drove home in his brand new ‘free’ car just weeks after admitting to ten years of benefit fraud. Despite showing up to court on crutches looking as though he was struggling to walk, Miller was reportedly seen ‘skipping’ down the steps outside of his home until he knew he was being watched, at which point he held his neck as though in pain. The brand new car sat in his driveway. Residents have said they are shocked that miller has been given new benefits, and instead should be in jail. It is surprising enough that he has been allowed to walk a free man, never mind be given a new car as well. The case against Clive Miller has been ongoing for three years, and other charges including money laundering were also discussed in the court hearing. He has separated from his wife, who also faced charges of benefit fraud in 2013. A crime order will determine what Clive Miller has to re-pay. The fact that Miller was not sent to prison still remains a mystery, but there has been speculation within the community that Ulster Unionist MP for the Enniskillen area has given Miller a ‘glowing’ character reference, it could have potentially been this that saw Clive Miller walk free.