The areas worst benefit cheats and most of them are women.
Often branded the scourge of society because of helping themselves to taxpayers cash. Valuable money is depived from the public purse by benefit cheats.
In 2018-2019 £2.3bn was overpaid in benefit fraud according to the Department of Work and pensions.
The local courts regularly deal with cases of benefit fraud and they often see a sorry parade of cheats from the Grimsby and Scunthorpe areas.
Here are some of the depressing and sometimes shocking cases of benefit cheats that have made headlines during this year between them, they fiddled about a quarter of a million pounds.
She obtained nearly £88,000 in income support, disability living allowance and carer’s allowance after she did not tell the authorities she had moved to Spain.
Jayne Kitching of Ladysmith Road, Grimsby admitted cheating the public revenue between July 2013 and August 2016.
She also admitted to taking tax credits between September 2013 and April 2017 she also failed to let agencies in the UK know that her children had been taken into care in Spain.
It is thought it was said that she was not the most intelligent of individuals and there was no prospect of success. It was only a matter of time before she was caught.
She was given a one-year suspended prison sentence at Grimsby Crown Court and 20 days’ rehabilitation.
She fiddled nearly £30,000 when she kept quiet that her husband was living with her and supporting her.
Jackie Sawyer of Cox Lane, Crowle, admitted two offences she failed to notify a change in her circumstances and another of being concerned in fraudulently obtaining tax credits.
She wrongly claimed Income Support, housing benefit, and child support over a period between 2014-2017.
She falsely obtained £29,838 when she said she was a single parent living alone when, in reality, her husband was supporting her and living there.
She was given a four-month suspended prison sentence at Grimsby Crown Court, 100 hours’ unpaid work and 15 days’ rehabilitation.
Was a conwoman who fiddled housing benefits on a home in Cleethorpes she then boasted on Facebook that she was running a property business in Spain.
She claimed British disability benefits for almost a decade after moving to Spain. She was caught out after posting pictures of her wedding to a property developer on social media.
It also came to light that she was claiming housing benefit for two houses in Cleethorpes owned by her husband one in Cleethorpes and one in Alicante. While she was living with him in Spain.
She claimed a total of £46,867 in disability and housing benefits and employment support allowance between 2007 and 2016.
Between 2007-2016 a total of £46,867 in disability, housing benefits, and support allowance was claimed by her.
She admitted eight counts of benefit fraud and was given a six month suspended prison sentence.
£40,000 in benefits were claimed by Jaqueline Tolley of STt Marys Avenue Barnetby her husband had an affair and left the home but then returned.
She admitted three fraud offences. She failed to notify authorities of her change in circumstances. She continued to claim housing benefits, employment benefits and council rebates.
She is trying to repay the money and was given a 15 month suspended sentence and a six-month curfew from 7 pm to 7 am.
Had been caught before after fiddling a previous claim while he was secretly working. He would say he could not attend dole appointments because he was ill or his car had broken down but he was working secretly.
Foster was overpaid by £6,118 in jobseekers allowance and £712 in housing benefit, which was a total of £6,830. He was jailed at Grimsby Magistrates court for seven months.
She kept quiet that a child was in care Claire Bilton of Scunthorpe admitted to failing to disclose information to the tax authorities between April 2013 and April last year. she failed to disclose that one of her children had been taken into care in October 2010
She had wrongly received £13,819 in tax credits for that child. She was given eight days rehabilitation and was ordered to pay £100 costs and a Government-imposed £85 victims surcharge.
Kept quiet that she was living back with a boyfriend who had a whole in his brain after being attacked with an axe. Laura Spencer from Naseby Grove, Grimsby admitted to two offences of failing to notify a change in circumstances.
Which affected her benefit between December 2015-and April last year. It is believed she did it out of desperation. She received a six-month community order with supervision and eight days of rehabilitation. she was ordered to pay £85 costs and A Government imposed victims surcharge.
She had fiddled more than £18,200 in false benefit payments.
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