A fraudster who assumed a string of false identities to con the council out of more than £90,000 in benefits has been jailed for two years.

Emmanuel Ikem, 27, of Hawthorn Avenue, Thornton Heath, used 13 identities to claim the money, between February 2007 and June 2012.

Croydon Crown Court was told on Monday that Ikem made multiple false housing benefit claims, setting up different bank accounts so he could receive the money.

He created false documents and Julius Capon, prosecuting, said that a considerable amount of planning had gone into claiming the money.

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