Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nice Work If You Can Get It

A woman who illegally claimed benefits for almost three years has been told to do 180 hours' unpaid work.
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.
Hmmm, £9172 divided by 180 hours = £50.96 an hour. Remember kids- crime doesn't pay!

1 comment:

JuliaM said...

Maybe the greater punishment is the societal shame that will now fall on her and...


Ah, that's better. I'm OK now.