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A woman from West Wittering has been given a prison sentence after falsely claimed nearly £29,000 in benefits.
Lorely Day had claimed the money for over six years without declaring that she had a substantial monthly private pension.
Miss Day received a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, after claiming £23,369.58 in Housing Benefit and £5,629.69 in Council Tax benefit between November 2006 and January 2013.
She pleaded guilty at Worthing Magistrates Court to charges of dishonestly making false statements to Chichester District Council.