A woman who illegally claimed benefits for almost three years has been told to do 180 hours' unpaid work.Hmmm, £9172 divided by 180 hours = £50.96 an hour. Remember kids- crime doesn't pay!
Sharon Colegrove, of Blaby Road, Enderby, was sentenced at Hinckley Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to benefit fraud.
She was given a 12-month community order and ordered to pay £519 in legal costs.
Miss Colegrove falsely claimed £9,172 in housing and council tax benefit between September 2007 and July 2010, having failed to declare that she received working tax credits.
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