A jetset dad has been jailed for 22 months for claiming £40,000 in benefits – after telling authorities he didn’t like to travel. Sahin Lim took 839 flights over nine years to carry out financial transactions for his associates. During that time, the 61-year-old received £16,491 in income support, employment support allowance and jobseeker’s allowance. Between 2005 and 2015, he also obtained £23,508 in housing and council tax benefit, without declaring a change of circumstances. After a tip-off, the Department for Work and Pensions discovered Lim had five undeclared bank accounts. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard yesterday that hundreds of thousands of pounds went in and out of the accounts. Lim, from the city’s Partick, used his funds to book international flights to countries including Australia, America, Thailand and Ecuador. Sheriff Joseph Platt said having the flights paid for was of “considerable benefit” to Lim. Prosecutor Richard Hill said earlier: “Lim completed 45 forms and applications where he failed to declare a change of circumstances.” He added that Lim, originally from Turkey, had claimed he spent “the majority of his time in his house and does not like travelling”. Ryan Sloan, defending, said Lim, who pled guilty, accepted that although the money “moving through” his accounts was not income, it should have been declared.