A mother who claimed £47,600 in benefits illegally over six years has cried out in protest "My kids! Please!" as she was jailed.Should probably jail them as well. It'll save time in the future, with role models like these...
The court had heard how Hill had started claiming benefits in 2005, at which point she was living as a single mother of one child and making her claim legally.
In 2009 her boyfriend, Richard Grant, moved in and he registered his business at the address and the couple had two children together, The Leicester Mercury reports./facepalm
James Bide-Thomas, prosecuting, told the court: "When she was interviewed she appeared to have made admissions of her understanding of the benefits system."
He added that Hill had previous convictions including robbery and a public order offence.What a shocker!
Fernando Rodriguez, representing Hill, said his client had a long-standing drug and alcohol problem and that Mr Grant also had his "own problems with addiction".Another surprise!
"She has entered guilty pleas as early as she could and is repaying at £50 a month with all parties in the household on benefits."I'm no longer surprised. Paying it all back'll take .... *counts on fingers* ....