East Sussex police officer in court for benefit fraud

A police officer based in East Sussex will appear in court this week for a benefit fraud charge.

Karen Colbran was summonsed by Wealden District Council and appeared at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on September 23 2019, Sussex Police confirmed.

A police spokesperson said she faced a charge of fraud in respect of dishonestly claiming a single occupancy discount on council tax when she was allegedly not the sole occupier of her property.

She pleaded not guilty and the case will be heard tomorrow (Tuesday, January 11) at Lewes Crown Court, the spokesperson confirmed.

Lewes Crown Court. Photo from Google Maps. SUS-221001-111220001