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Mother guilty of £14,000 benefit fraud
9:25am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A BENEFIT cheat claimed more than £14,000 illegally after failing to tell the authorities that her landlord was the father of her child.
Samantha Pickavance, 27, from Gorsey Lane in Clock Face pleaded guilty at a hearing at St Helens Magistrates’ Court.
She was sentenced to 150 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £80 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. She must also pay back the full overpayment.
To report fraud call the dedicated number 0800 953 0217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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