<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d10249995\x26blogName\x3dStupid+Criminal+Files\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dSILVER\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://stupidcriminalfile.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://stupidcriminalfile.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-5690175230887541298', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
Stupid Case File for April 30, 2007

The 'System' gets the stupid award today

Thanks to our friends Sue & David for the story!

Courtesy of The Telegraph

A "disabled" benefits cheat started her own line-dancing group while claiming almost £23,000 in welfare payments, a court heard yesterday.

Jay Somers, 49, from Birkdale, near Southport, Merseyside, claimed she could only walk a few yards with the help of a stick.

But each week for four and a half years she donned cowboy boots and hat to teach up to 40 people line dancing, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

Somers had a photo of herself printed on flyers to advertise the class, where she charged £2.50 a time.

Somers pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to notify the Department of Work and Pensions of a change in circumstances and submitting false benefit claims between 2001 and 2006.

Judge Elgan Edwards sentenced Somers to an 11-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and said she was fortunate to stay out of custody.


0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home