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Council Tax Fraud (£713) by Oldham Council employee Elaine Mitchell – reported to Oldham Council Chief Executive - No action to be taken.

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Motiur Rahman Nizami

Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

Council Tax Fraud (£713) by Elaine Mitchell – reported to Oldham Council Chief Executive - No action to be taken.

Council Tax Fraud by Elaine Mitchell – a request for a Council Tax reduction form was made to Elaine Mitchell, because I was advised to contact the head of department by Oldham Council staff and I was given Elaine Mitchell's email address, due to the matter being complex as advised by Oldham council staff, this request was ignored and refused by Elaine Mitchell, which led to Council Tax arrears building up each month and spiralling out of control each month.

I was charged £218, for the year as I was a full time student and I was only earning £44.95 Per week, which is a lot less than the law says I need to live on.

A second request for a Council Tax reduction form was made to Elaine Mitchell again, this was also refused by Elaine Mitchell, with no reason given, which led to debilitate Court summons (£75) being added to the Council Tax bill and adding to the arrears.

I think this was just done to add more costs to the council tax bill by Elaine Mitchell and to make me look like I was not paying. £75 just to send a letter by Oldham council sounds quite expensive considering it only cost 10p to print and 53p stamp, so not to sure how Oldham council charge £75 without justification.

Now the bill was £293, only because Elaine Mitchell refused to provide a discount form.

This led to enforcement letters being sent by Oldham Council, adding £75 for compliance stage fees and £235 being added for enforcement fees and then another £110 being added for sale or disposal fees by Oldham Council, only because Elaine Mitchell refused to send me a Council Tax reduction form. So all these above costs added to the council tax bill when Oldham council have not done any of the above, how can Oldham council justify this??

How can Elaine Mitchell justify £75 being added for sending a compliance stage letter which Oldham council uses a standard template to £293 just to send a letter?

How can Elaine Mitchell justify £235 being added to £528 when no enforcement agents were ever sent, sounds like fraud, if Elaine Mitchell sent any enforcement agents I would have recorded this.

How can Elaine Mitchell justify £110 being added for sale or disposal fees by Oldham Council when no enforcement fees ever attend my house and never took any items to sell, does Oldham Council have any evidence of taking goods to sell? NO!! So why charge me £110 for false sale or disposal fees by Oldham Council.

Total Fraud by Elaine Mitchell and Oldham Council £713

It seemed like Elaine Mitchell and Oldham Council are more than happy to add hundreds of pounds to my Council Tax bill, we all know Oldham council has had funding cuts by central government, but why try to extract hundreds of pounds from me frequently?

Total charges by Elaine Mitchell and Oldham Council to the Council Tax bill £713 just in fees because Elaine Mitchell refused to send a Council Tax reduction for which would have cost 53p to send by post.

Adding £713 to the bill and do non of the above such as sending bailiffs, sounds like 100% profit for Oldham Council, Elaine Mitchell must have won employee of the year for her work.

£713 is a nice little earner for Oldham Council, money making tactics by Elaine Mitchell and Oldham Council.

A third reminder was sent to Elaine Mitchell, reminding two requests have been made for a Council Tax form to be sent.

On this occasion Elaine Mitchell, fraudulently back dated the Council Tax form to a date before the first request was even made, clearly this was done to cover up the 3 requests for Council Tax reduction form which were refused by Elaine Mitchell.

And of course I still have this back dated form sent by Elaine Mitchell as proof, which I will be showing to the police and LGO and if Oldham Council are interested in investigating this matter they can also have a look.

But knowing Oldham Council they will just ignore my email and pretend this is vexatious and use this as a excuse to not look in to the matter.

Oldham council can not just pretend, that Elaine Mitchell is a honest employee, can they?

The fraudulently back dated Council for is available for proof of fraud by Elaine Mitchell on Oldham Council request. And I am also uploading pictures of the form to many websites, if Oldham council have any interest in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Motiur Rahman Nizami

Yours faithfully,

Motiur Rahman Nizami

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