A benefits cheat who swindled almost £30,000 claims she needed the money to pay for washing powder and high electricity bills because she is incontinent.*boggle*
Jayne Cruden's excuse was branded “unacceptable” by a judge at Teesside Crown Court as he jailed the dishonest Middlesbrough 50-year-old for six months.Way to state the obvious, judge!
But wait, where’s my compassion?
She claimed she was jobless and living alone at her home in Maple Street even though her partner Thomas Ingledew was there and she was working as a cleaner.Ah. Right. That’s where it went…
Andrew Teate, mitigating…Oooh, this’ll be good…
…said Cruden made a legitimate claim in 2002 after she lost her job, but accepted she lied in later applications for benefit from 2006...“Her issue seems to be that she doesn't seek help...”No, her issue seems to be that she’s a lying (yet happily, totally incompetent) fraudster.
Cruden looked shocked and sobbed as she realised she was going to prison …Yes, I bet she did. She probably thought she could get away with taking the p***. She found she couldn’t.
Now dry those
H/T: Anna Raccoon via email