Saaba Mahmood, 36, pocketed state benefit handouts on behalf of her aunt and uncle over a five year period - even though she knew they were living in their native Pakistan.
But when she was caught, shameless Mahmood, of Heald Green near Stockport, Greater Manchester said she did not realise she was unable to claim on behalf of relatives who lived abroad.
She also claimed she 'lacked skills in understanding how to live in society as a responsible adult' and added that she did not realise her offences were not 'victimless crimes.'
Naturally, she got a suspended sentence. And is set to soak up further taxpayer money:
She will also now take part in a 15-day offenders programme estimated to cost £1,500.
We are continually harangued about the supposed 'benefits' of diversity, so let's look at the excuses offered by her lawyer to drill down to the benefits of having this Third World parasite here in the UK, shall we?
At Thursday's hearing in mitigation defence lawyer Isobel Thomas said: 'Immediate custody will have a significant harmful impact on others. She has eight children aged between one and 13 who have to go into foster care as her husband has schizophrenia and is unable to care for them.
'Her youngest two children are very close to her and sleep by her. One of her daughters has been assaulted in the past and appeared as a witness at a Leeds Crown Court trial. She is nervous of men and other people.
'Her husband gets very distressed when she isn't there and may have to go to hospital if she were sent to prison. She is a carer for her aunt who has dementia, hepatitis C and kidney failure.
'She has never troubled the courts before and no longer claims benefits. She would comply with all requirements of a suspended sentence.'