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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Unpaid work order for TV fraudster

Caroline Banana, the mother who won £95,000 on the TV show Deal or No Deal, has been ordered to do 215 hours unpaid work.

Banana, 40, of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, previously admitted six counts of failing to disclose financial changes in her circumstances with the intention of profiting from the situation.

She was also made subject to two compensation orders; to repay £2,517.35 to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and repay £3,794.86 to Stoke City Council, and was ordered to pay £350 costs.

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