Crime still Pays

  jakimo 13:11 18 Aug 2010

A local 46yr old women was found guilty of a £34,000 benefit fraud while earning a take home wage of up to £1,200 a month.

Although spared a prison sentence,a judge ordered her to carry out 200 hours unpaid community service instead,but was not told to repay any of the money she defrauded.

There are many similar cases reported every week,and as long as little more than a slap on the wrist is going to be administered 'crime will still pay'

  jakimo 14:36 18 Aug 2010

If she didnt go to prison,then she was spared doing so.

you are overlooking the fact that she was not at home looking after her children (they are probably old enough to look after themselves) but out working,and that she has already cost the tax payer £34000,and like you say theres no report that she has to repay the money.

Theres little hope of reducing benefit fraud while sentences are so trivial, are the judiciary considering benefit fraud as a non-crime

click here

  onthelimit2 15:22 18 Aug 2010

what kind of hard labour can we give here make do gardening work, forestry work

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