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Shouldn't have done it...what do I do now

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Here is my story, six years ago I filed a tax credits claim, up until two years ago I was very honest, but then my husband and I split, when I told the TC they upped my payments to quite a bit of money, eventually I had to stop working and take my two children out of childcare, but I didn't tell them...I was so used to having the money I just didn't want to give it up. Anyway, I eventually started working again and didn't earn a massive amount, then someone offered to care for my children, still I didn't declare any of it. I hit really hard financial times. I know I should have said something, but I was so scared of getting caught I just kept up the lie, now I have another baby and I renewed my tcs saying nothing had changed....only now I have a feeling things have caught up with me in a big way, I called the TC helpline today and they stated they were doing checks on my child care provider...I all of a sudden felt like I knew the time was up. I checked today and I would have been entitled to £16400 over the last two years, but instead I received over double that...I am terrified and don't know what to do. I am so scared of going to prison, It was not an intentional fraud at the beginning, but I should have said something, I just wanted to prove to everyone I could cope on my own, I am only fairly young and now don't know what to do.

A part of me wants to call them and admit it all, but I know that I will be in serious trouble, I am pregnant again, and highly stressed, I have no idea what to do, if anyone knows or has been in the situation please please help me.

Should I keep quiet until they 'do the checks' and hope for the best.....them call them and tell them the change in circumstances....or what? Part of me wants to do that, but I am sick of feeling scared, I love my children more than anything, I wanted to provide them with a life I didn't have, I should have thought things through more, please, can anyone help?

I feel like a huge failure and can't face prison, I can't be away from my children, it would kill me.

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Firstly take a deep breath for the sake of you and baby. I notice you have been reading another thread on a similar nature and the best thing even if they know you have done wrong is to at least reknew tax credits with the correct details for you currently. Ring them and say a change in circumstances like the other thread did firstly.

I mean 16 thousand odd is a huge ammount and this is serious, but take one step at a time and think of the baby so dont get panicked xxxx


The other caggers in the know can fill you in anymore as I am only here for moral support. Doesnt matter what youve done, if you admit it, its better than being found out which is why I say make sure change of circumstances is done asap.


Best wishes xx

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If you have seen my previous post you will know that I made some serious mistakes and ended up claiming what I was not entitled to!

I tossed and turned all last night and it made me actuallly sick, so this morning I called them and said...this is how I really live.........

They cancelled the tax credits but told me I was still entitled to something! That this months payment would continue as they have a run on period, I asked if I owed them money and they said they would write to me in four weeks to let me know if I owed them anything, I know I do and part of me wants them to say yes so I can feel better in giving it back.

I know there are a few people on here at the moment who are worried as I was, but let me tell you, my case is a hell of a lot worse, the amount was more than four times what I saw one person put down they got, I had everything to lose, but I did it.

I told them circumstances changed immediatley as of yesterday. I already feel relieved! I don't have to worry any more. Okay I know that it could come back to bite me, but at least I stopped it, although at the time I felt desperate to help my family I don't think me going to prison is going to help. My children are worth more than that.

So my advice to you who are going through it, please call the TC and tell them your circumstances have changed at the very least, I can sleep easier tonight I wish you guys that.

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Glad youve made first step to getting sorted. Hope you get some good sleep tonight xx

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