Woman from Birmingham jailed for benefit fraud

Annette Rose Credit: HMRC

A woman from Birmingham has been jailed to 12 months in prison after fraudulently claiming over £45,000 in Tax Credits.

HM Revenue and Customs investigated Annette Rose, who is 40, and found that she invented a false disability, lied about her employment on a number of occasions and claimed false childcare costs between August 2005 and July 2011.

“Rose was interested only in lining her own pockets and knew exactly what she was doing whenshe claimed benefits to which she was not entitled."

Mile O’Grady, Assistant Director of Investigation, for HMRC.

Mrs Rose, who is from Handsworth, pleased guilty to offences under the Tax Credits Act 2002 and was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court.

She was given a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years.