A barrister who earned £30,000 a year has been jailed for seven months after obtaining a council flat and sub-letting it, whilst owning two homes in Nottingham.
Nadine Wilson-Ellis, 35, claimed she had no income, savings or property in order to get the council maisonette in Bristol.
But the barrister was actually teaching full-time as a lecturer at a higher education college in Nottingham, where she owned two properties.
The mother-of-two was caught by authorities when she applied for a larger council house in 2011 using forged documents.
Bristol City Council discovered she had been illegally sub-letting her maisonette for around £100 a week.
Wilson-Ellis denied offences under the Fraud Act but was later convicted of two charges by a jury at Bristol Crown Court.
"Your behaviour inevitably resulted in a more deserving claimant being denied the accommodation that was offered to you.
"It was a fraud that was calculated, deliberate and planned."
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