This woman has been sentenced to twelve months jail for ripping off the DPB. But see how long she was on it? Thirteen years and no questions asked. That's a moral crime. She started on the benefit at 18. She probably grew up on a benefit and now she will cost the taxpayer even more as a B & B guest of the state.
And her side of the story - She said she hadn't advised the change in her circumstances because she and her husband needed the money. They had debts and were poor budgeters.
Most of us have debts and many of us are less-than-wonderful budgeters but we don't commit crimes.
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