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TV Show mum guilty of fraud

A mother from Staffordshire, Caroline Banana, who won £95,000 on the television show Deal Or No Deal has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud.

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Judge: 'Any offence of benefit fraud is never victimless'

Sentencing her, District Judge David Taylor said:

Any offence of benefit fraud is never victimless. It harms every member of society who works and pays tax with the misfortune of having to claim benefit.

He told her "you have brought upon yourself" the huge amount of media publicity the case had seen both at home and abroad, including as far afield as the United States and Australia.

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