Serving Tower Hamlets councillor charged with fraud

A serving Tower Hamlets councillor has been charged with fraud.

Shelina Akhtar, 32, of Blackwall Way, Poplar is accused of false representation and three counts of failing to notify a change of circumstances which would have affected her entitlement to benefit.

The independent councillor works for Spitalfields and Banglatown ward.

Hazera Akhtar, 21, of Glasshouse Fields, Limehouse has been charged with fraud by false representation and two counts of failing to notify a change of circumstances affecting entitlement to benefit.

They have been bailed to appear at Thames magistrates’ court on Tuesday 26 April.