The single mother-of-three bought her own home before claiming she had been made homeless and was then given a flat by her local council, a court heard.
So far, so 'ho hum'. But...read on:
Owoeye, 49, who is Nigerian, is thought to be the first person in London to be convicted of fraud after receiving payments while under ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) immigration status. She pocketed more than £114,000 over five years.
An immigrant with this status cannot access the mainstream benefits system, homelessness assistance from a local authority or social housing.
Then...why did a council officer approve the application? If they'd done their job right, she wouldn't have been able to do what she did.
Judge Mann praised the investigators who uncovered Owoeye’s fraudulent behaviour.
Perhaps they'd like to do some more investigation?