A woman from Essex conned friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds of donations, goods and services by falsely telling them she had terminal cancer
Police were called when 21-year-old Danielle Watson from Rowhedge near Colchester couldn't prove her illness to fundraisers.
At Southend Crown Court the prosecution made the point that the case coincided with the death, from cancer, of actress Lynda Bellingham.
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A benefit and mortgage fraudster has been sent back to prison after failing to pay his Confiscation Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Mohammed Wasi Sheikh, formerly of Northview Road in Luton, was sentenced to 15 months in prison in February 2010.
He had also been ordered to repay money to the state through a Confiscation Order, which he has failed to do. As a result he is now beginning a further 21months in prison.
A serial fraudster who duped a number of pubs in Essex and Cambridgeshire out of thousands of pounds has been jailed after he was caught through a television appeal.
David Hedger, Trading Standards Manager of Northamptonshire County Council talks to ITV Anglia correspondent Neil Bradford after the sentencing of rogue removal man Jeffrey Hayward.
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A former Miss Britain competitor has pleaded not guilty to claiming more than £22,000 in benefits as a single parent
Rachel Hatton, 28, of Foxfield Way, Grange Park, Northampton, denied two charges of fraud and two of false representation while allegedly living with her then-partner Nathaniel Simon.
The charges relate to her allegedly falsely claiming housing benefit, council tax, income support and legal aid.
The case was adjourned for trial and she is due at Northampton Crown Court later in the year.