A benefit cheat who said he could barely walk but was filmed playing golf and riding a bike has been jailed. Leigh Neilly from Silloth in Cumbria claimed nearly 37 thousand pounds over a 9 year period.
A man who falsely claimed £37,000 in disability benefits has been sentenced to 30 weeks in jail.
Judge Forrester called Leigh Neilly's crimes a "flagrant breach of the law".
A man who was filmed playing golf while getting disability benefits has been found guilty of falsely claiming nearly 40 thousand pounds.
41-year-old Leigh Neilly who is from Silloth is now facing up to 18 months in prison.
A jury will continue deliberations today in the case of a man accused of disability benefits fraud worth nearly £40,000.
Leigh Neilly from Silloth was cleared of one charge yesterday but a verdict has yet to be reached on a second.
Mr Neilly was secretly filmed by Department of Work and Pension investigators, playing golf on Silloth golf course.
He denies all the charges that were brought.